Government to provide broadband services to one lakh gram panchayats by year end: Manoj Sinha

Government to provide broadband services to one lakh gram panchayats by year end: Manoj Sinha

Communications Minister Manoj Sinha has said that Central government will provide broadband services to one lakh gram panchayats by the end of this year. He said, the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to approximately 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country.

Mr Sinha was addressing a function in Kolkata yesterday to launch of SpeedPay e-wallet services. He said, under first phase of the project, one lakh gram panchayats will be connected by laying underground Optical Fibre Cable which is under implementation.

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