Needless to say, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu is all about applying technology to the best use for mankind. His new mission, Digital Andhra Pradesh, is already seeing fast planning, ramp ups and execution. The latest launch of 5G Wi Fi services at Vijayawada Bus Stand proves the fact that Andhra Pradesh is indeed fast marching towards a digital evolution.
CBN announced on the social networks – “In my efforts to make Andhra Pradesh a digitally-progressive state, I have asked my team to complete the Optic Fibre project within three years. I’m proud that ours is the first state to execute the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project of Government of India.”
Babu is happy over Centre being confident about his mission to deliver broadband connection with 10-15 mbps speed to each of the 12 million households for as less as Rs.150 per month.
This apart, plans are also on to provide broadband connections to all the Gram Panchayats. CBN’s team will begin works by Dussera this year and expects to complete them by year 2018.
Fiber Grid will be put to full utilization in sectors like education, medicine, agriculture, rural development, e-governance, e-commerce and digital literacy. A plan to lay 55,000 km of optic fibre cable has already been prepared using GIS design. As part of this, there will be two state rings covering 2,491 kms across 13 districts. Collectors of each district will personally monitor the progress.
Andhra powered with technology – Naidu is confident that the day is not very far off.