Andhra Pradesh CM Launches Cost-Effective High Speed Fiber Optic Broadband Internet

Amidst the growing technological development happening in the country, especially in the internet sector, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched his AP FiberNet program in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday. This comes soon after Indian Railways announced high-speed WiFi availability at all major stations in this year.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh will offer to cost-effective broadband internet to households and businesses

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Under this project, APSFL will provide users with high-speed internet connections. Naidu offered a peek into the rates by mentioning that a 15 MBPS connection could cost up to as less as ₹ 149 per month for household connections and a 100 MBPS connection would cost ₹ 999 per month for business connections.

 

State Government looks to target 1.3 crore households in the state by July of 2016

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The National Optic Fiber Network implemented by the Centre has taken up the Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project as a first of its kind trial to gauge the market and consumption of internet. The State Government has tied up with IT company Cisco for this projected.

 


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The project is expected to cost ₹ 333 Crores and is expected to roll out in a gradual manner

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With the number of Internet users in India touted to hit the 371 million mark in June of 2016 according to a survey by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), this project might make a headway into the long-awaited high-speed internet facility in the country.

Digital India is sure on its way towards success at the rate things are going.


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