Free Wi-Fi in all Adopted villages of MPs

NEW DELHI: The government has come forward to provide free Wi-Fi for all villages as adopted by the MPs across the country.

“Free wi-fi service will be provided to all villagers under the Samsad Adarsh ​​Village Scheme”, State Home Minister Manoj Sinha said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The Government has proposed to provide free Wi-Fi on every village panchayat in the country. The company plans to install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots through BSNL to develop telecom in rural areas. All other agencies and private telecom operators will also be offering free Wi-Fi, he added.

The Government aims to link 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats using Fibre Network under Bharat Net Scheme. By the end of December 2017 (the first stage) 1 lakh gram panchayats have been connected. The minister said that high-speed internet will be provided by March 2019 to additional 1.5 lakh gram panchayats.

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