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Govt to bring free Wi-Fi in over 1000 villages with new pilot project

Feb 03, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Indias government is gearing up to provide Wi-Fi and internet access to its rural citizens. Previously, Google and Facebook have undertaken the task of bringing internet connectivity in India. According to a report by CNN Money, the government plans to provide free wireless Internet to over 1000 villages across its vast expanse in a new pilot project called Digital Village.

The government plans to setup Wi-Fi hotspots (mounted on special towers) in these villages. CNN Money reports that In...