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BSNL to provide high speed internet access to north eastern states

Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) has signed an agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide high quality and high-speed internet access to the States of the North Eastern Region of the country
BSNL to provide high speed internet access to north eastern states
BSNL to provide high speed internet access to north eastern states

New Delhi: For making available high quality and high-speed internet access to the States of North Eastern Region of the country, the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) has signed an agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on August 18 for the hiring of 10 Gbps International Bandwidth for Internet Connectivity to Agartala from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), Bangladesh via Cox Bazar, Kuakata.

Commenting on the development, Union Minister for Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted, “Citizens will get high-speed internet connectivity for better access to e-services in the North-Eastern states.”

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Under the Agreement, USOF will provide financial support to BSNL for a period of three years for hiring aforesaid international bandwidth. The availability of high-speed internet access will help the citizens in accessing various e-services such as e-governance, e-education, e-health, e-commerce, e-banking, etc.

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