India to provide free Wi-Fi to over 1,000 villages

India to provide free Wi-Fi to over 1,000 villages

After Facebook and Google, the Indian government plans on providing free Wi-Fi to villages across the country.
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The Indian government — in its effort to digitise India — is planning on providing free Wi-Fi to approximately 1,050 villages across the country. After Facebook and Google, the government of India plans on providing free Wi-Fi to villages under a new pilot project called Digital Village.

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The project will be deployed over a span of next six months wherein each of those 1,050 villages will receive their own Wi-Fi hotspots mounted on a special tower that the villagers can use to connect their cell phones.

This government program costs around $62 million in its initial phase, as reported by CNN Tech. The program will eventually be extended to other regions of India.

Source by deccanchronicle….

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