Google just launched a new network called
Google Station. Google station has been created to provide free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria, as part of the efforts to decrease the level of low internet users in Nigeria.
The free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria, is being made possible by the partnership between Alphabet Inc and a Nigerian fiber cable network provider, 21st Century. The free Wi-Fi Hotspots will be made available in Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers state, Oyo state, Enugu and Abuja.
Google Station, will make the Wifi Hotspot available to over 10 million Nigerians currently residing in the nation. According to Google Vice President, Anjali Joshi, “Google is doing this because Internet has the potential to transform Africa completely”. He also added that, “They are rolling out the service in Lagos but the plan is to quickly expand to other locations”.
As we now know that the free Wi-Fi Hotspots will be available in 6 states in Nigeria with Lagos super-heading the charge. Reports say that over 200 sites in Lagos and the five other states, will have the free Wi-fi Hotspot between now and 2019.
Many Nigerians will appreciate this kind gesture by Alphabet Inc, as their vision to help Africa, especially Nigeria to provide free Wi-Fi hotspot.