Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Launches 15Mbps Fibernet Broadband @ Rs149/month

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched first phase of Fiber Grid project  in Visakhapatnam on Thursday to provide broadband connectivity at low cost to households and workplaces.
The Chief Minister said that digital revolution was the most transformative means to ignite tenable growth in society and directed the officials to adhere to international standards while setting up the fiber grid. The project has been implemented at a cost of Rs 333 crore, internet connections would be provided at cheap rate in districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram by this April and it will be gradually rolled out to other districts of the state by July 2016.
The state government plans to connect 1.3 crore households through AP FiberNet.Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with Cisco to roll out the project.Under the project, 15Mbps broadband connection will be provided at Rs. 149 per month to households and 100Mbps connection for offices at Rs. 999 per month.These rates are substantially
lower than what other internet service providers currently charge. Electrical poles will be used to lay overhead fibre net cable instead of underground cable to save on the cost.

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