Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party announced that it is all set to provide free Wi Fi internet on the basis of limited data usage and decided to set a time limit. The plan is among the pre-poll plans that are made by the party and is expected to be implemented by February 2016.
One of the senior officials said that the government will launch an expression of interest by the request of proposal in June and the work is expected to be assigned by July. The official added that some 150 companies from across the globe have expressed interest in the project. Officials with the knowledge of the project said that the users will be able to use some of the basic services including website browsing, social media, email, WhatsApp for free and will have to pay for some of the services like video calling, watching videos and downloading content.
Adarsh Shastri, the Parliamentary secretary to Minister of IT said, “We will work on ensuring a minimum speed of 512 KB p/s to each user to make it a better experience. We will be very strict on user experience and uninterrupted service”.
The Indian government had recently announced that it would offer free high speed Wi Fi in about 2,500 cities and towns across the country in the next three years. The said project has an approximate investment of Rs. 7,000 crores and will soon be implemented by the government based telecom company Bharat Sanchar NIgam Limited.
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