Rural Wi-Fi: DoT may spare additional funds to set up more hotspots in gram panchayats
Other DoT targets include enabling 100 mbps broadband on demand to all key development institutions and deploying 5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2020 and 10 million by 2022. These public Wi-Fi hotspots would ride on BharatNet, through which, the government plans to connect 250,000 gram panchayats with rural broadband.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to issue a revised tender, inviting bidders to set up more public Wi-Fi hotspots in all gram panchayats, to ensure high-speed rural broadband across the 250,000 gram panchayats. Image source: Reuters