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January 09, 2020 Thursday 02:36:43 PM IST

National Broadband Mission Launched

National Edu News

The National Broadband Mission (NBM) was launched by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communications, Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology. The mission aims to fast track the growth of digital communications infrastructure with strong emphasis on three principles of universality, affordability and quality. It aims to provide broadband access to all villages by 2022, laying of incremental 30 lakhs route km of Optical Fibre Cable and increase in tower density from 0.42 to 1.0  per thousand of population by 2024, significantly improve quality of services for mobile and internet, develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) to measure the availability of digital communications infrastrucutre and conducive policy ecosystem within a State/UT among others