BSNL has dealt with the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) on Friday to set up 25,000 WiFi hotspots in the rural areas exchanges.
A statement issued by BSNL said that these hotspots will be planted in the next six months. For this, finance will be provided through the USO fund. At the same time, the government will bear its capital expenditure and operating expenses (OPOX). The cost of this project is 940 crores.
- It has been stated in the statement, “One wifi access point will be established at the beginning of every rural exchange under the project.”
- On this occasion, Communication Minister Manoj Sinha said, “BSNL’s market share grew by 0.30 per cent last year and it increased from 9.05 per cent to 9.35 per cent.According to financial estimates, the operating profit of this year is much lower than last year More. “
- The Minister said that the Government is committed to providing Internet connectivity in rural and remote areas and to bridge the gap.
- BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastav said that through reliable Wi-Fi hotspot reliable Internet service will be provided.