Minister Sachin wants to 'Pilot' IT revolution in northeast

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NEW DELHI: The government has begun an ambitious programme to wire up the entire northeast and remote border regions with telecom, wimax and
broadband connectivity and unleash an IT revolution in the region, says Minister of State for IT and Communications Sachin Pilot.

"I believe that the northeast can become a big centre for attracting investments from the private sector - in business process outsourcing (BPOs), knowledge process outsourcing," Pilot, 32, told IANS during an exclusive interaction at the IANS office here.

On a mission to do a "lot more" in the northeast that "has not been done so far", Pilot said Assam, for example, will see optical fibre cables laid across the state -- seen as a must for large data transfers required by such service providers.

"We are launching optical fibre cables at the panchayat level in Assam soon. This will be the first state in India to have it," Pilot said, adding Wimax services had already been unveiled there last month.

"We launched Wimax in Chaygaon, on the outskirts of Guwahati in Assam. It's a wireless, high speed internet broadband connectivity -- such that people living in a radius of 15 kilometres can access the internet easily," he said.

Minister Sachin wants to 'Pilot' IT revolution in northeast- Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
 

agantuk

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How about some optical fibre to the home in the metros to begin with? The profits can be invested in the other markets then.
 

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Didn't BSNL have that 18,000 cr plan to do that?
 


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I would say it is a good move. North East has been neglected since a very long time. It fueled the uprise of militant groups in the region.
 

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A. Raja needs to be thrown out. He is pathetic at his job.