PM to inaugurate NOFN broadband under Digital India next month.

As per latest reports, National Optical Fibre Network(NOFN) under Digital India programme will be inaugurated by Prime Minister between 15-30 June. The NOFN project aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in India by December 2016.


In the first phase, service will be launched in  Kerala (all districts), Karnataka (Mandya, Chamarajnagar, Hassan), Chandigarh, Bihar (Kishanganj, Sheohar), Uttarakhind (Haridwar), Chhattisgarh(Batrarnpur), M.P(lndore) and Haryana(Faridahad). Department of Telecom and BBNL(Bharat Broadband Network Limited) has intimated BSNL to complete OFC works as by 31st May 2015.

NOFN works in the state of Kerala was supposed to be completed by March 31st, but has been delayed since. The project is now part of prestigious Digital India programme, but has been lagging behind schedule more than once. The committee formed to monitor the progress of the project has proposed to rename the project as BharatNet and expects to be completed only by December 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs 72,778 crore.

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May 17, 2015 2:29 pm 2:29 PM

Yes it should benefit common people rather than only panchayat offices. Price of speedy internet in India has to come down for the common masses to use it

May 17, 2015 10:02 am 10:02 AM

Any use for end customers like us, or just panchayat offices, here in my area only now they started work for laying the cable…

Will covt. provide BB connections from that??

Ramsay McDonald
May 16, 2015 7:48 pm 7:48 PM

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