50 Thousand Villages Don’t Have Access To Mobile Internet Services
New Delhi: Claiming that we’ve advanced technologically, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is encouraging people to opt for digital payments. However, the same government revealed to Lok Sabha that the mobile internet services are not accessible in 50 thousand villages across the country.
The mobile services are still not available in the northeast region, Naxal-affected states, Andaman, Nicobar islands and Lakshadweep, revealed Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha in the Lok Sabha. “We asked the States to send us information regarding the villages which doesn’t have mobile services,” he said.
A 100 Mbps broadband connectivity has been announced to around 2.5 lakh gram panchayats under the name of Bharatnet and would be implemented in one lakh villages in the first phase. He asserted that problems relating to call drop were resolved. By allocating spectrum through bidding and arranging base transceiver stations, the minister said the problem of call drops is solved.