First Indian District with complete Rural Broadband

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The first district of India with complete rural broadband coverage?

  • Salem
  • Idukki
  • Gandhinagar
  • Vishakhapatnam
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 6th April 2015 in General Knowledge.
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    Answer: Idukki

    Idukki became the first districts of India with complete the rural broad band coverage. Idukki is the southern state Kerala districts. On 12 January 2015 Idukki linked to the National Optic Fiber Network (NOFN) by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology and the Idukki district was commissioned with the first high speed rural broadband of India. Eight Block and fifty two Gram Panchayats of the Idukki districts were connected on Optical Fiber and one Gram Panchayat namely Edamalakudy was connected through very small Aperture Terminal (VSAT). Edamalakudy is a Tribal Gram Panchayat consisting of 26 Tribal village with around 2200 people. First time all villages would be connected through Mobile phones and internet, under this Gram Panchayat.

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    The Hon’ble Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the launch of the high speed broadband for the entire Idukki district of Kerala. On this occasion also present the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy and Minister for Industry and IT, Govt. of Kerala Shri P.K Kunhalikutty and Secretary Telecom and Shri Rakesh Garg.
    The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is a project to provide broadband connectivity to panchayats of India at a cost of 2, 00,000 crore rupees.

     

     

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 8th April 2015.
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