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Govt to rope in service providers for Wi-Fi roll out in top 25 cities by June 2015

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December 17, 2014 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

Govt to rope in service providers for Wi-Fi roll out in top 25 cities by June 2015

Government has planned to enlist 3 to 4 service providers for speedy roll out of wifi hotspots across top 25 cities in the country by June 2015. The project will be done in association with the Department of Telecom and Ministry of Urban Development, says a PTI report.

The services will be available at select public places and for that government has identified 25 archaeological monuments to provide free wifi access which includes include Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Complex in Delhi, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Sravasti and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, Vaishali-Kohua in Bihar, Martand Temple and Leh Palace in J&K, Konark Temple in Odisha, Rani-ki Vav Gujarat, Khajuraho and Mandu in Madhya Pradesh and Rang Ghar in Assam.

“The project is part of Digital India programme under which the government aims to cover cities with population of over 1 million and tourist destinations with wifi services by December 2015,” the government official told PTI.

"The idea is that people even foreign tourists should stay connected. Besides, wifi spots will also lower traffic burden on telecom networks," the source said.
 

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