BSNL to expand broadband services across India by March 2009

16 Sep 2008

State-owned telecoms operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is planning to extend its broadband services to all areas of India by March 2009, local news source Sindh Today is reporting, citing an official statement by the operator. BSNL currently claims to cover 30,000 villages and 3,261 cities, and the operator expects coverage to increase to 148,000 and 5,000 respectively by March next year. The report follows recently announced plans by BSNL to connect 5,000 rural blocks to wireless broadband with support from the Universal Service Obligation (USO) fund.

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