Bharat Net Project is the new brand name of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) which was launched in October, 2011 to provide broadband connectivity to all 2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats. It was renamed Bharat Net in 2015
aimed at connecting 2,50,000 Gram panchayats of the country with a speed of 100 Mbps connectivity to each
The project has the underlying objective of providing high- speed broadband to all the panchayats in the country by March 2019. It will further expedite the roll-out of the fibres under the NOFN. The target includes 1.5 lakh Gram panchayats with additional optical fibre across 10 lakh kilometers.
The project is being funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). This fund was established with the object of improving telecom services in the remote and rural areas of India.
The plan for the project is to be implemented in three phases with the first phase providing broadband connectivity through optic fibre cable to one lakh gram panchayats. The deadline for this phase was fixed for December 2017. The second phase will extend the cables to 2, 50,000 gram panchayats. This time a mix of underground fibres, fibre over power lines, radio and satellite media are to be used. March 2019 has been set up as its deadline. Instead of the OFC underground, the aerial mode of connectivity is being used. The third phase involves providing state of the art and future proof network between the districts and blocks
Cost of project-The total project requires an expenditure of Rs 45,000 crore with Rs 11, 200 crore for the first phase.
BSNL has taken the responsibility of laying out the optical fibres, for three states (Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand) Powergrid Corporation was awarded the contract
BSNL,RELTEL AND POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED BBNL- BHARAT BROADBAND NETWORK LIMITED
Consider the following statement about Bharat Net Pariyojana 1. The project has the underlying objective of providing high-speed broadband to all the panchayats in the country by March 2022. 2. The project is being funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). 3. The second phase will extend the cables to 2, 50,000 gram panchayats. a.Only 1 b. 2 and 3 c, 1,2 and 3 d.1 and 3
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