Google is in the process of launching a set of Internet and television antennas that will offer Internet service to the entire country, an Indian company has said.
The company said it would build “over 10,000” antennas across the country.
The move, which was announced today, comes as Google launches an effort to bring broadband internet to remote villages, and also is aimed at bringing the Indian state of Gujarat, which has been struggling to connect to the internet, online.
Google has already installed more than 20,000 television antenna systems in Gujarat, including ones in the state capital, Ahmedabad, and other locations, as part of its ambitious plans to bring internet to the rural areas of the state.
The plan is to build another 1,000 antennas at the end of this year.
Google also plans to build more than 200,000 more television antennas across India.
The aim of the company’s ambitious internet initiative is to reach nearly 1 billion people with internet access by the end.
It is also part of a broader plan to create more than 1 billion internet connections in India.
Google has said it plans to launch a nationwide project to bring high-speed internet to millions of people by 2019.