Naidu launches Fiber Grid Project in Vizag
The AP State FiberNet Ltd. MD K. Sambasiva Rao said the CM opted for aerial fiber network to reduce cost from Rs.4,700 crore to Rs.333 crore, to make Digital AP come true. The AP FiberNet will give connection at Rs.149 per month for an 15 Mbps line to 1.3 crore households. Officials will get 100 Mbps connection at Rs.999 per month.
Mr. Sambasiva Rao said that they would provide host of services including software, content and services. The Chief Minister wants to offer cheapest internet connection in the world, he added. Network operation center has been set up at Andhra University by investing Rs.40 crore.
Each connection will get 100 free-to-air TV channels and telephone facility within the same cable network. On-demand broadband connectivity will now be possible at a throwaway price. The fiber grid will be extended across the State by July. At present, this will be available in North Andhra districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.