All Cities With a Million People Will Have Wi-Fi Hot Spots Soon


The cities in India with population more than a million will soon have Wi-Fi hotspots providing internet facilities in every nook and corner of the city.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is working on the mechanism.

Several meetings were held between DoT and telecom operators to discuss over the scheme, but yet it is not decided to provide the service free or not.

A source from the Department of Telecom said, “We are planning to provide wi-fi hot spots in cities with a population of over 1 million and in tourist centres. Meetings have been held with telcoms regarding the same but we are yet to take a call if it will be a free or chargeable service”.

The Centre’s Digital India programme that proposes projects worth Rs 1 Lakh Crore to make the country digitally empowered, will also undertake Wi-Fi schemes.

The programme is scheduled for implementation in phases from the current year till 2018.

Medaram Jathara

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