The state government of Meghalaya is planning to set up over 350 mobile towers across its territory in an effort to ensure all villages come under mobile network.

At present, around 1,164 villages of Meghalaya are not covered by any mobile network. Recently, the chief secretary reviewed implementation of the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme, which aims to provide mobile internet services to 1,164 remote and uncovered villages in the state at a cost of Rs 7.3 billion.

Meanwhile, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has approved setting up of 352 mobile towers to ensure coverage across villages.