"T-Fiber is envisioned to establish a state of the art network infrastructure to facilitate the realization of ‘Digital Telangana’"

T-Fiber project to be completed by mid-2018: KTR

17Dec 2017

Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) project, aimed at providing Internet connection to every household in Telangana, will be completed by mid-2018, state IT Minister K T Rama Rao said today.

“We are laying 47,000 kms of fiber optic network, (which is) in addition to BharatNet programme. We are laying optical fiber cables along with ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ pipelines to provide drinking water,” Rao said at an event here.

Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) is envisioned to establish a state-of-the-art network infrastructure to facilitate the realisation of ‘Digital Telangana’ objective by piggybacking on Drinking Water Project – Mission Bhagiratha.

“By the middle of next year, Telangana will not only be the first state in the country to be giving potable drinking water connection to each and every house, but will also be the first in the country to be giving a broadband internet connection,” the minister said.

“Once you have every home wired, the possibilities are numerous. Health, education, commerce opportunities that it can unleash are manifold. T-Fiber programme will be completed by mid-2018,” Rao said.

He further said that the government is mulling to set up digital libraries at the heritage structures in Hyderabad.

IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said 3,000 public locations have been identified to create Wi-Fi hotspots in public places in Hyderabad and next month this Wi-Fi programme will be launched. “Typically, it will take around four-six months to cover 3,000 hot spots,” he said.
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