Working with ISP Sitwifi, Google launched more than 60 public Google Station Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico City and 44 other cities in the country.
Finding a free Wi-Fi hotspot in Mexico is about to get a little easier, thanks to Google.
The Web giant on Tuesday announced the launch of more than 60 public Google Station Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico City and 44 other cities in the country. These hotspots can be found in “high-traffic venues … including airports, shopping malls and public transit stations,” Google Station engineering team member Jack Fermon wrote in a blog post.
By the end of the year, Google hopes to have more than 100 locations hooked up in Mexico as part of its first Station push into Latin America. The program, which gives the company’s partners tools to roll out public Wi-Fi hotspots, debuted in 2015 when Google announced plans to connect 400 train stations across India in collaboration with railway operator Indian Railways and Internet service provider RailTel.
Mexico is now the third country to launch Google Station, after India and Indonesia. In Mexico, Google is working with Internet service provider Sitwifi to convert the company’s existing hotspots to Google Station.
“In Mexico, the third highest Internet penetration country in Latin America, most people access the web through mobile,” Fermon wrote. “But even as data plans are more affordable than ever, people are always looking for ways to enjoy the web without using up their data. And access to information is still a challenge for many.”
These new Google Station hotspots promise to offer “speedy,” “reliable” Wi-Fi. To see exactly where in Mexico they’re located, head here.
“So if you’re near one of the locations, go watch a high-quality video (or maybe save some YouTube offline for later)!” Fermon wrote.