Daily Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 – Topic: “National Optical Fiber Network”

Daily Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Science & Technology

Topic: National Optical Fiber Network

Q. What is National Optical Fiber Network?

Ans. Government has approved a project
for National Optical Fiber Network in October, 2011 for providing Broadband
connectivity to all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats at a cost of Rs. 20,000 crore. The
plan is to extend the existing optical fiber network up to Panchayats. The
Network will be available to telecom service providers for providing various
services to the citizens in non-discriminatory manner.

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Q. What are the main benefits of National Optical Fiber


  • The Network will provide a highway for transmission of
    voice, data and video in rural areas.

  • It will enable the broadband connectivity upto 2 Mbps,
    capable of providing various services like e-education, e-health,
    e-entertainment, e-commerce e- governance etc. to people and businesses.

  • The people in rural areas, students, entrepreneurs,
    various Government Departments providing services under e-governance
    projects will be benefitted.

  • It will also provide connectivity to various public
    institutions like Gram Panchayats, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), schools
    etc. in rural areas.

  • It will also result in investment from the private sector
    both for providing different services and for manufacturing of broadband
    related telecom equipment.

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