100Mbps to Offices at Rs 999
Hyderabad, 21 March: AP Government Launches 15Mbps Broadband at Rs 149: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu started the first phase of Fiber Grid project in order to provide broadband connectivity at low-cost. The Andhra Pradesh government signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Cisco on 17th March as part of the inauguration of India’s first state-wide broadband project AP FiberNet in Visakhapatnam.
Naidu said that digital transformation was the most transformable means to stimulate sustainable growth and develop society. His government’s intention was to provide Internet connection to all households in the state as part of Digital India campaign, according to CM Naidu.
Under the project, Internet connections would be provided at cheap rate in districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam by April. It will cover the rest of the state by end of July this year. 15Mbps broadband connection will be provided at Rs. 149 per month to households and 100 Mbps connection for offices at the cost of 999 per month. Electrical poles will be utilized to place overhead fibre net cable instead of underground cable to reduce the cost.
Executive chairman of Cisco John T Chambers said Cisco will set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre in Visakhapatnam to support regional innovation and will enable partners and start-ups to build solutions around IoE and engage in rapid prototyping.
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