Leading the IT revolution and the Digital India initiative, Andhra Pradesh government today launched AP FiberNet in Visakhapatnam today.
“It marks a significant milestone for all of us and those across India, ushering in a technology revolution in India in digital connectivity,” Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said.
John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco said AP has proved to be a pioneer in digital connectivity and added that the government is partnering with the software giant in skilling and start-up initiatives.
The AP Fiber Grid Project has been taken up under the National Optic Fiber Network (NOFN) of the Centre as a pilot. The project has been implemented the project at the cost of Rs.333 crore. It will gradually be rolled out to other districts by this July.
A broadband connection of 15 Mbps line at Rs.149 per month will be provided to 1.3 crore households, while offices will get a 100 Mbps connection at Rs.999 per month.
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