Google is bringing free Wi-Fi hotspots in the Philippines
February 14, 2019

It will be the sixth country to benefit from the initiative.

Google Station is an initiative that aims to bring free and fast internet access in developing countries. It was first brought in India in 2016 and has been expanded to other countries including Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nigeria. Now, the Philippines is the sixth country to benefit from the initiative.

During the ‘Google for Philippines’ conference, it was revealed that Google Station will be live in 50 locations across the country by the end of this month, giving free, open and high-quality internet service in airports, metro stations, and other public places.

Google Station in the Philippines was made possible through local carrier partners in the country. It also announced Unilever as the initiative’s first ad partner because connecting to a free hotspot means you will still get ads.

Internet connectivity in developing countries has always been a problem and initiatives like Google Station could hopefully bring accessible internet to anyone and anywhere.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays campaigns on his Xbox.
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