According to Google Nigeria, the free wifi by google is in over 200 locations across major cities like Lagos state, Abuja, and some other parts of Nigeria. The tech giants have release a list of locations which its free wifi network can be accessed.
The locations are listed below;
Ikeja City Mall
The palms Lekki
University of lagos and so on.
Below are more infos about the events in lagos.
Asides bringing free WiFi to throw country, Google prides the Google Station’s hotspots as “fast…and secure”. And since that’s what majority of internet users want out of an internet network, Google Station’s free WiFi speed of 30 megabits per second (Mbps) — compared to Nigeria’s 1.8Mbps internet speed in the above image— will definitely excite and attract many users.
Google will monetize Google Station service through local advertisers. Interestingly, revenue from Ads placements will be shared with other technical partners. Google will be sticking some ads in the faces of users of the Google Station’s free WiFi through captive portal login pages.
To the curious cats, captive login pages doesn’t mean you’ll have to login with some details or whatever. Here’s a case scenario:
You connect to the wifi hotspot at a Google Station location (say at MMA2 Airport Terminal). You launch your web browser to visit your favorite tech news site. Now instead of taking you straight to NaijaTechGuide’s homepage, you might be redirected to a page showing some sort of Ad or WiFi terms of usage. Now that’s a captive portal login page…and you might be redirected a number of times during usage.
However, it still is a fair price to pay for fast, secure, and FREE internet usage. WIN-WIN, yes?
What do you think about the Google Station free WiFi service? Is your city among the above listed beneficiary locations? Have you tried out the Google Station free WiFi? Tell us your experience in the comments. We’d love to know.