Reliance Jio has announced that it will provide basic JioFiber broadband connectivity (10 Mbps) in all areas where it is geographically feasible without any service charges, amidst growing Covid-19 concerns.

The telco will also provide home gateway routers with a minimum refundable deposit.

Moreover, Reliance Jio will provide double-data across its 4G data add-on vouchers and will also bundle non-Jio voice calling minutes in these vouchers at no additional cost.

Further, the telco is combining its digital capabilities with Microsoft Teams, the unified communication and collaboration hub for teamwork in Office 365, to enable students and working professionals to continue with their work while still practicing social distancing.

Meanwhile, Reliance Jio’s parent company, Reliance Industries has charted out a detailed plan to support India’s fight against Covid-19. The plan entails provision of medical help through its hospital, healthcare facilities using the Jio platform. In addition, RIL will provide free fuel for all emergency service vehicles.

Further, RIL has also announced an initial support of Rs 50 million to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Also, RIL’s subsidiary Jio Haptik Technologies is powering the Indian government’s new WhatsApp chatbot, called MyGov Corona Helpdesk, to help address queries around the coronavirus outbreak and disseminate verified information. This chatbot has been developed by Jio Haptik for free of cost and is updated on real time basis.