1 Lakh GPs iconnected n Phase 1 of BharatNet

The government has completed the first phase of the BharatNet programme, having connected 1lakh gram panchayats with optic fibre, telecom minister Manoj Sinha Monday said, and hoped that the second phase to connect to 1.5 lakh more GPs will be completed before time by December this year.

“1,01,370 gram panchayats are service ready as of December 28, 2017, while the second phase has already been initiated with eight states doing on their own,” Sinha said.

Some 2.55 lakh km of optic fibre cable has been laid so far, according to DoT, as a part of scalable network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis.

Sinha also said a dialogue with telecom service providers was fruitful as the companies had committed to provide services to 70,000 village blocks by using the optic fibre network of BharatNet and ensuring low tariffs.

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