Internet in earthquake-affected districts: Agreement with 257 local levels
A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the Nepal Telecommunication Authority and 257 village municipalities / municipalities for the purpose of providing free internet for two years in the eight earthquake-affected districts.
According to NEA spokesperson Santosh Poudel, a memorandum of understanding has been signed with 257 out of 656 local levels to connect and operate non-dedicated broadband internet service with a capacity of at least 20 MBBS in all community basic schools in 66 districts except eight districts and Kathmandu Valley.
Capacity building and connection in all local level offices, ward offices, community high schools, community health institutions in the eight districts most affected by the earthquake (Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Ramechhap and Okhaldhunga). The plan has been brought to do.
The plan was to provide unpaid broadband internet service of at least 20 Mbps capacity in 4251 places including all the basic schools and provide tariff for two years.
Spokesperson Poudel said that agreements have been signed with 70 out of the total 75 so far to connect and operate non-dedicated broadband internet service with a capacity of at least 20 Mbps in basic schools.
NEA has also urged the remaining villages / municipalities to reach an agreement on internet.
NEA has so far laid 1,006 (46.16 percent) kilometers of optical fiber by mobilizing the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund in line with the objective of fulfilling the aspirations of ‘Digital Nepal Framework’. रासस