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Govt hikes allocation for BharatNet project

Feb 03, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

The Government has upped the allocation for BharatNet project, a nation-wide broadband programme, to Rs. 10,000 crore for the coming financial year.

Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) has been laid in 1,55,000 km. I have stepped up the allocation for BharatNet Project to Rs. 10,000 crore in 2017-18. By the end of 2017-18, high speed broadband connectivity on optical fibre will be available in more than 1,50,000 gram panchayats, with WiFi hotspots and access to digital services at low tariffs, Finan...