BBNL, BSNL to provide broadband connectivity to 1.3 lakh rural post offices

First phase of connecting one lakh gram panchayats would complete soon and in the remaining 1.5 lakh GPs, 100 mbps broadband will be made available by December 2018

GN Bureau | April 29, 2017


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In order to provide broadband connectivity of BharatNet to post offices in rural areas, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), department of posts and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a tripartite agreement.
 
The agreement is the first tri-partite MoU which would provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh post offices in rural areas and 25,000 sub-post offices for high-speed internet connectivity to the rural masses.
 
Minister of communications Manoj Sinha said that the first phase of connecting about one lakh gram panchayats (GPs) is on the verge of completion and in the remaining one and a half lakh GPs, 100 mbps broadband connectivity will be completed by December 2018. In reply to a question, the minister said that BharatNet is one of the nine pillars of realising the prime minister’s vision of Digital India.
 
In the agreement signed, BSNL is the service provider, that would provide broadband services and the cost of setting up of infrastructure and the operational expenses would be borne by the department of posts. Since the BharatNet is the national network, BBNL would facilitate and coordinate this entire operation. In future, MoUs with other government departments are also proposed to be signed.
 

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