This Is Andhra Pradesh Govt’s Way To Digital India

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To be a part of the central government’s Digital India campaign, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has rolled out the first phase of Fiber Grid project in order to connect those without Internet facility by providing access to broadband connectivity at cheap rate.

Asserting that the AP government has taken this step as a part of Digital India campaign, Chandrababu Naidu said that digital transformation was the most transformative ways to improve society, a PTI report revealed.

As part of the inauguration of the country’s first statewide broadband project ‘AP FiberNet,’ the Andhra Pradesh government has inked an MoU with Cisco on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.

Under the project, households will get 15Mbps broadband connection at a price of just 149 per month. On the other hand, offices will be provided 100Mbps broadband connection at a price-point of Rs 999 per month. Wondering how the state government will manage to provide Internet facility at such a low price-point? Well, electrical poles will be used to lay overhead fibre net cable apart from usual underground, the new agency revealed.

According to the PTI report, the service will be available in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram initially; rest of the state will be covered by end of July 2016.
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