AP’s fibre grid project has drawn a huge applause from none other than the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. MoCIT has highly appreciated the AP Fibre Grid Project and suggested that other States could follow the same model as that of AP for taking Internet to every nook and corner of the country.
In a letter to Chief Secretaries and IT Secretaries of States recently, MoCIT Secretary J.S. Deepak stated that Phase-II of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project would involve the laying of Optical Fibre Cables (OFC) over electricity poles and participation of States was important.
This is where A.P’s innovative approach of mapping the power lines with the help of smart phones and Geographic Information System (GIS) and laying of 1,000 km of aerial OFC in a span of three months came into picture as a significant milestone.
Mr. Deepak wrote that once the GIS-based mapping of poles was completed in States, the MoCIT would be able to make an assessment of the length that could be covered by aerial OFC and observed that the digital mapping of power lines would be a tool that could be used for other applications including the installation of smart meters in the rural areas in the future.
The AP Fibre Grid project was launched by CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu will enable the state to access super fast internet for unbelievable prices and at mind blowing bandwidths. The new AP FibreNet will provide connection to the households across Andhra for prices as less as Rs 149 each month, for a 15 Mbps line. The plan is to penetrate as many as 1.3 crore households. AP State Govt intends to accomplish the long standing mission of making the state the crux of knowledge power. AP Fibre Grid project is the first of its kinds in the country, the model now waiting to be picked up by other states as well.