Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley that included a very notable stop at Facebook.

But Google has shown up to the party, pledging to bring high-speed WiFi to 400 train stations across India.

To bring the project to life, Google is collaborating with Indian Railways and RailTel to bring  “high-speed” broadband, which will be “many times faster than what most people in India have access to today”.

Google is launching the project in 100 of the country’s busiest stations, which could be online as early as the end of 2016.

The service will be completely free for users in the beginning, and Google expects the service to be “self-sustainable” with profits to fund future expansion to more stations.


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