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Budget 2018-19: How it will impact internet and technology in India

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech proposed a set of measures to aimed to improve internet access in India and grow the digital economy. Among them is the setting up of a national programme to deploy high-speed internet access to villages and created an indigenous test bed for 5G technology. Bharat Net: Jaitley said that the completion of Phase 1 of Bharat Net is a big step in digital India’s journey and it will now scale it up by providing 5 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas to provide easy internet access to 5 crore Indians. For this, the government has allocated Rs 10,000 crore under telecom infrastructure. As many as 250,000 villages got optical fibre connectivity under Bharat Net program, wherein 100,000 gram-panchayats have been connected with high-speed optic fibre network in the first phase of BharatNet, said Jaitley. The…

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