e-panchayat-370x264The government has approved a project for creation of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) to connect all the gram panchayats of the country through Optical Fibre Cable (OFC).

Kapil Sibal, minister of Communications and Information Technology, said that NOFN is planned to connect 2,50,000 gram panchayats in the country through optical fibre. Dark fibre network thus created will be lit by appropriate technology thus creating sufficient bandwidth at gram panchayat level. Non-discriminatory access to the network will be provided to all the telecom service providers and other access providers to launch various services in rural areas.

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