Roadmap for revising NOFN-India

Posted on May 13, 2015  /  1 Comments

Indian Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar said that NOFN India is to be revised and renamed as BharatNet. The revised road map will emphasis the participation of states.

Only 20,000 village panchayats were been given broadband connectivity by march 2015 although the target was 50,000.

This proposed project is to be completed by December 2017. See here for more information.

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  1. Laleema Senanayake

    Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar said that seven states have been proposed to come up with their own models to roll-out broadband in India. If these states choose a state led model, the existing NOFN architecture is proposed to be replaced by these under the BharatNet program.

    The new BaratNet programme which replaces NOFN has a threefold cost increment. (Rs. 72,778 crore from Rs. 20,000 crore )

    More information can be found here: