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Andhra Pradesh government formally launches its Fibre Grid project launched in Amaravati

December 28, 2017

The Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project has been launched in Amaravati. As part of the project, over 100 million households, 50,000 schools and educational institutions, all government offices at district level, 5,000 government hospitals and health centers and all panchayat offices in Andhra Pradesh will get access to high-speed internet and rent-free telephone and cable TV services from December 2018.

The Andhra Pradesh State Fibernet Limited (APSFL), which is implementing the AP Fibre Grid project, will provide the three services at tariffs starting as low as Rs 149 for 5 GB data at 15 Mbps speed and 250 TV channels and a free telephone connection. While there are two other plans of Rs 399 and Rs 599 for households, for private offices and institutions, the plans start at Rs 999 for 50 GB at 100 MBPS and Rs 2,499 for 250 GB.

Under the project, the APSFL has already laid over 23,000 km of the total 55,000 km long optical fibre cable in the 13 districts of the state. While the first phase targets households, in the second phase the project envisages rolling out the services for all the 9,000 gram panchayats (GPs) from mandal headquarters, which are already connected through the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) network. Horizontal connectivity from GPs to schools and other educational institutions, primary health centres and government offices will be given through Wi-Fi.

This is the first time in India that a state government has launched this kind of project.


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