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Union Government launched 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals In Rural Village Areas



Union Government launched 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals In Rural Village Areas- Details, Aim, Purpose, Benefits, About

Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY) has launched 5000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages in partnership with common service centres (CSCs).

The Wifi Choupals service was jointly inaugurated by Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on 11th June 2018 in New Delhi.

The WiFi Choupals will enable people in rural areas with an effective internet access for their various digital processes.

This is what aimed to boost & transform rural Internet connectivity through optical fiber network under BharatNet. It will provide 60,000 WiFi hotspots in rural areas.

The target is to have Wi-Fi Choupals in all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by offering last-mile connectivity. This is in addition to the laying of optical fiber network under BharatNet, which is connecting 2.5 lakh gram panchayats through broadband.


BharatNet is Centre’s rural internet connectivity programme which is implemented by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL).

BharatNet is world’s largest rural broadband connectivity programme using Optical fibre. It seeks to connect all of India’s households, particularly the rural areas, through demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps to realise the vision of Digital India. The project is being funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)


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