Union Government announces Rs 3,700 crore plan to provide Wi-Fi to gram panchayats

Posted on:08 Sep 2017 15:32:02
Union Government announces Rs 3,700 crore plan to provide Wi-Fi to gram panchayats
08 September 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Government planned to Rs 3,700-crore plan in an attempt to cover nearly 5.5 lakh villages with Wi-Fi facility by March 2019.

The government expects to start broadband services with about 1,000 megabits per second (1 Gbps) across 1 lakh gram panchayats by the end of this year.

Earlier, the plan was to provide 100 megabits per second connectivity to village panchayats, but under the new BharatNet, the broadband speed has been enhanced 10 times to 1 gigabit per second at every panchayat level.

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