NOFN project yet to fulfil promise for rural India3 min read . Updated: 15 Jun 2016, 08:51 AM IST
The reason why it is important to talk about NOFN is because not only is it a matter of mass connectivity, but a massive amount of public money is involved
There has been much talk of connecting panchayats through the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project. Last month, minister for communications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad announced, “As of 2 May 2016, the OFC (optic fibre cable) pipe laid is 139,582 km, optical fibre laid is 111,726 km. OFC pipe is laid in around 61,000 gram panchayats and optical fibre in 50,500 gram panchayats."
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