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Seven States Propose Own Broadband Network Model: Prasad | NDTV Gadgets

Seven states have proposed to come up with their own model to roll out broadband network proposed under Rs. 72,000 crore BharatNet prorgamme, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday.
"Seven states have offered to come up with state or SPV (special purpose vehicle) run model. Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have already been talking about it," Prasad said after meeting with state IT ministers and principal secretaries.

Representatives from almost all states, except Delhi and some North Eastern states, were present in the meeting to discuss new model to roll out the broadband network.

Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal said that they will develop their own model for broadband network rollout as some expressed displeasure over the work of central public sector companies involved in National Optical Fibre Network.
 

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I would like to believe that this is like what happens in usa. city municipalities lay down their own optical fiber network which they rent out to private players. this is exactly how google fiber is able to provide services pretty fast in their partner cities.
 
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BharatNet, one of key features of Digital India campaign, has been delayed at least until December 2018.

BharatNet is a Govt initiative claiming to provide 10-15 Mbps high speed broadband in Rural India where there is limited or no connectivity at present. The project was scheduled to launch in 2016 but delayed until 2018 due to escalation in project costs.


Government's pan-India broadband network not possible before 2018 | ET Telecom
 

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Digital India campaign's best hope is faster roll out of Bharat Net. Bharat Net, formerly known as NOFN (National optical fibre network) was a scheme started by MMS/UPA to connect India through nationwide Fiber Network. When BJP came to power, they renamed the scheme to Bharat Net and claimed it as a initiative for Digital India campaign.

National optical fibre network renamed as BharatNet

Telecom Minister claims that 68000 Villages have already been connected by OFC. The official date for roll out for Bharat Net is Dec 2016.

Optical fibre laid in 68,000 village panchayats: Prasad : News, News - India Today

If BJP can deliver on Bharat Net roll out of Fiber Network throughout India. It will be a game changer for Digital India. If BJP is just fooling people and they could not deliver on Bharat Net, then its game over for Digital India.
 


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I was part of the NOFN project team handling the survey and implementation stage in Odisha in 2013. Even the survey phase took longer than expected. But none of this will affect the urban broadband situation as long as some private operators block the way for more penetration of cheaper and more efficient ISPs like Spectranet, Beam, Alliance, Nextra, Siti, etc.
 

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I was part of the NOFN project team handling the survey and implementation stage in Odisha in 2013. Even the survey phase took longer than expected. But none of this will affect the urban broadband situation as long as some private operators block the way for more penetration of cheaper and more efficient ISPs like Spectranet, Beam, Alliance, Nextra, Siti, etc.
So we would have to make-do for our shitty internet speeds till kingdom come or lie in hopes that reliance JIO does make dent in tariffs as as well as broadband speeds

Videocon deal: Bharti Airtel beats Reliance Jio to become the new 4G king - The Economic Times :(

And more bandwidth will be needed if we are supposed to use something like Samsung VR, it won't become a mass-market product in India if we don't have cheap and fast bandwidth rates.
 
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