Andhra Gets 15 Mbps Unlimited broadband at Rs 149 per month
In a first, Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it will provide 15 Mbps broadband Internet at Rs 149 per month, 100 Mbps at Rs 999.
Under the project, 15 Mbps broadband connection will be provided at Rs 149 per month to households and 100 Mbps connection for offices at Rs 999 per month.
Electrical poles will be used to lay overhead fiber net cable instead of underground cable to save on the cost.
Executive chairman of Cisco John T Chambers said Cisco will set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre in Visakhapatnam to foster regional innovation and will enable partners and startups to build solutions around IoE and engage in rapid prototyping.
Andhra Pradesh government signed an MoU with Cisco company today as part of the inauguration of India's first statewide broadband project 'AP Fiber-Net' here.
Naidu said that digital transformation was the most transformative means to ignite sustainable growth and improve society. His government's aim was to provide internet connection to all households in the state as part of Digital India campaign, he said.
Under the project, internet connections would be provided at a cheap rate in districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram by April. It will cover the rest of the state by the end of July this year.
"The network will cover 2,500 locations and is 22,500 km long, reaching 2 million households. Cisco has designed and implemented the network infrastructure for AP Fiber Net using statewide high-speed, aerial-optical fiber leveraging existing electricity distribution assets," it added.