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Google Station stopped making economic sense. Cheap mobile data and an unsustainable business model means the end of the free internet program in India, Nigeria, Indonesia, and other countries.

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  • There are long term benefits to providing access to everyone. So many secondary ways it can benefit a company reputation. Too bad the bean counters can't see that. But they did get rid of the Don't be Evil philosophy, and all the associated ideas with doing any good

  • There could be two issues arising from Google's move to stop the services:

    1. Although India's mobile data costs are the lowest in the world, the Indian telecom industry has been contemplating increasing the data rates and have started it, thanks to the radical shakeup caused by Jio. With a few telecom

    There could be two issues arising from Google's move to stop the services:

    1. Although India's mobile data costs are the lowest in the world, the Indian telecom industry has been contemplating increasing the data rates and have started it, thanks to the radical shakeup caused by Jio. With a few telecom companies going bankrupt and a possible future of private company duopoly combined with AGR complexities, rising costs could hurt mobile owners in the coming days.

    2. The free wifi was a boon to several people of the lower working class based either at/near the stations as they helped housewives and poor kids with accessing educational and recreational videos and files at high speeds. They may get cut off from the internet world and may have to search for alternative options.