Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu launches Fiber Grid Project in Vizag
The AP FiberNet will give connection at Rs.149 per month
for an 15 Mbps line to 1.3 crore households. Officials will get 100 Mbps
connection at Rs.999 per month.
Andhra Pradesh will usher in a revolution in the form of
knowledge power, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Niadu launching Fiber Grid
Project in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. It will be a trend-setter and is the
first step towards that, said the Chief Minister.
He said that smart classrooms will be a reality, and
e-learning will be make studying easy. After launching the Fiber Grid project
being implemented at a cost of Rs.333 crore, the Chief Minister spoke to
students of Parawada Zilla Parishad School.
A 10th Standard student Prasanti, said net connectivity
will help them study well. The officials also showcased its usefulness in the
field of Telemedicine by connecting the Primary Health Centre of Sabbavaram
with doctors of King George Hospital here.
"Its amazing to watch. Andhra Pradesh is pioneer in
digital connectivity", says Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers. India
is the future. Only use of technology matters, said the Cisco Executive
The Chief Minister interacts with an MBA qualified girl
from Chinamushidiwada through Fiber Grid connectivity. The girl Nookaratnam
said it will help her prepare for competitive exams and jobs.
The AP State FiberNet Ltd. MD K. Sambasiva Rao said the CM
opted for aerial fiber network to reduce cost from Rs.4,700 crore to Rs.333
crore, to make Digital AP come true. The AP FiberNet will give connection at
Rs.149 per month for an 15 Mbps line to 1.3 crore households. Officials will
get 100 Mbps connection at Rs.999 per month.
We're providing Internet through APSFL at Rs.149/month for a 15 Mbps line to households & offices will get 100 Mbps line at Rs.999/ month.
Mr. Sambasiva Rao said that they would provide host of
services including software, content and services. The Chief Minister wants to
offer cheapest internet connection in the world, he added. Network operation
center has been set up at Andhra University by investing Rs.40 crore.
Each connection will get 100 free-to-air TV channels and
telephone facility within the same cable network. On-demand broadband
connectivity will now be possible at a throwaway price. The fiber grid will be
extended across the State by July. At present, this will be available in North
Andhra districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.
The AP State Fiber Net Ltd is implementing the project.