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Wednesday, December 02, 2020



Two years on, high power bills, no broadband for Chhattisgarh panchayats

October 31, 2020 7:08 am

The Indian Express had on October 29 reported that Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society, the nodal agency tasked with monitoring the project, had overruled decisions of its two past CEOs, and decided not to levy penalty on Tata Projects despite the company not meeting mutually-agreed milestones.

‘Ghar Tak Fibre’: Slow progress in plan to connect Bihar villages

October 19, 2020 7:39 pm

Under the Ghar Tak Fibre scheme, Bihar has to provide at least five fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections per village, while there should also be at least one WiFi hotspot per village.

Punjab close to BharatNet phase 2 work completion, other states lagging

October 07, 2020 12:29 am

Under BharatNet phase two, Punjab had connected and made all of its 4,754 GPs service ready as of September 30, while it had laid 11,807 km of optical fibre to connect these areas, the data showed.

For 2nd time, no bidders for BharatNet optical fibre cable maintenance work

August 13, 2020 12:26 am

“We are yet to receive the full and final payments from the revival package. Our plans to float government backed bonds are also stuck due to this (Covid) situation,” a senior BSNL official said.

BharatNet equipment shifting: BBNL, CSC agree to iron out differences, work together

August 10, 2020 1:58 am

Following meetings in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) between officials from BBNL and CSC, the two agencies decided it was in everyone’s best interest if CSC continued to work on last mile connectivity under BharatNet as agreed.

States write to IT Min for more funds, say finishing phase 2 of BharatNet on time not possible otherwise

July 28, 2020 12:38 am

The new deadline for the project is August 2021.

DoT overrules pvt contractors’ objections, gives CSC nod to complete fibre, WiFi work

July 23, 2020 12:41 am

The CSCs are a special purpose vehicle for essential services such as banking, insurance, and education.

As migrant workers returned home, rural data use spiked

July 15, 2020 11:13 am

Data consumption under BharatNet across the country in the April-June quarter was 5.52 lakh gigabyte (GB) as compared to 2.47 lakh GB in January-March.

CSC, private contractors spar over BharatNet costs; contractors allege CSC exercising monopoly

July 12, 2020 5:12 am

Contractors allege Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) Common Service Centres (CSC) were exercising a monopoly by providing services at nonviable costs.

Centre cancels Rs 1,950-cr BharatNet project in Tamil Nadu

June 28, 2020 12:52 am

The tender got mired in controversy with allegations of corruption and charge raised by Chennai-based Arappor Iyakkam, that changes in the tender were made to favour a few companies.