Hyderabad: IT Minister KT Rama Rao directed officials on Thursday to expand the Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) project to cover all municipalities in the State.
As part of the project expansion, the Minister directed officials to conduct a survey in Greater Hyderabad limits and submit a report at the earliest. These decisions were taken during the Telangana Fiber Grid Corporation Board meeting held at T-Hub here.
T-Fiber is an initiative envisioned to establish a state-of-the-art broadband network to fulfill the objective of ‘Digital Telangana,’ using the pipelines of drinking water project -Mission Bhagiratha. The project ensures access to internet connectivity to the rural Telangana.
T-Fiber aims to provide affordable and high-speed broadband connectivity and digital services to 10 zones (33 districts), 589 mandals, 12,751 gram panchayats, 10,128 villages, 83.58 lakh households.
During the meeting, officials informed the Minister that by August this year every village will be extended fiber connectivity and works were being executed accordingly.
The Minister instructed the officials to commence the exercise of extending fiber connectivity to 30,000 government offices as per priority basis from June.
As per the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s instructions all the Rythu Vedikas should be extended fiber connectivity, the Minister directed the officials adding that this would benefit the farmers in accessing internet services.
In reply, the officials informed that already connectivity was extended to five Rythu Vedikas under a pilot project.
The Minister further wanted the officials to consider examining broadband connectivity as a utility and work out a mechanism for extending connectivity to each household in all the towns across the State.
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