N Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, launched the first phase of Fiber Grid. This would provide broadband connectivity at affordable rates.The Government signed an MOU with Cisco on Thursday to implement ‘AP FiberNet.’ It is the state’s first internet connection project. On Thursday, in Vizag, the CM launched it.
Internet Broadband In AP
Naidu stated that this digital transformation is crucial for igniting sustainable growth. The main aim of the government was providing internet connection to all houses. This would also help take the government’s Digital India move forward.
Under this project, the state would provide broadband at affordable rates in certain areas. The districts include Viziagaram, Srikakulam, and Vizag. These areas will get internet of April. The end of July would cover the rest of the state.
Rates of Internet Connection
Under this project, households would get the internet at Rs. 149 per month. They will enjoy the connection at 15Mbps within this price range. If you want a higher connectivity, then you can pay Rs. 999 per month to get 100Mbps speed. For this purpose, the state would raise electric poles. The fiber cables will run overhead and not go underground – this would save costs for the government.
John T Chambers, the executive chairman of Cisco, stated that an “Internet of Everything Innovation Center” would be set up in Vizag. It would help foster regional innovation and would enable startups and partners to build solutions. They can get involved in rapid prototyping with it.
Getting internet connection at this price is excellent, but what’s better is the Mbps. The current speed of internet in India is among the least in the world. After this initiative in AP, Hyderabad soon launched its web specialty. It became the first city in India to introduce 1GBPS connection via Fibernet. Soon more cities will get this connectivity, and the average connectivity of India will hopefully increase by the end of this quarter.