"The single most important reform" to improve penetration of fixed broadband in India "is the strengthening of the Right of Way Rules 2016 issued by [the Department of Telecommunications]," Reliance Jio said in a filing to TRAI on the regulator's wide-ranging consultation on improving broadband access in India. State and local governments' ignorance of the importance of optical fibre connectivity have "thwarted" approvals to lay fibre and improve networks, Jio said. The telco added that the Right of Way rules, that encourage speedy approvals for telecom infrastructure to be laid on public property, need to have statutory backing to have "teeth". In detailed recommendations on right of way, Jio recommended low fees for using fibre ducts, and recommended a dig-once policy, a policy which reduces the frequency of construction work that needs to be done to lay civic utilities to…
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