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India pledges to bring high-speed affordable internet access to 150,000 villages

Feb 03, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Taking cue from Silicon Valley giants, the Indian government today ramped up its efforts to bring more of its citizens online.

India plans to bring affordable high-speed broadband connection to 150,000 villages in a year, finance minister Arun Jaitley said today as he unveiled the annual budget for the country.

Narendra Modis government has been aggressively working on getting internet connectivity to rural areas since assuming power in 2014.

Jaitley said the government is uppi...