3 Sindh cities received Mobile Broadband services
To provide high-speed internet services in three Sindh cities, the federal government launched a broadband project worth Rs 344 million on Monday, reported.
While speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the broadband project in Jacobabad, Federal Minister for Information, technology, and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haq stated that the next-generation broadband project has been launched in districts of Jacobabad, Shikarpur, and Kashmor.
According to him, this project will serve 271 areas of Sindh which were previously deprived of this facility and this high-Speed internet will serve an approximate population of one million.
Federal Minister for Planning and development, Reforms and initiatives Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Privatization Muhammad Main Muhammad Soomro along with other concerned officials were also present at the ceremony.
Previously on March 19, the Rs8 billion budget was approved and received by the federal ministry of information technology for about nine broadband and optical fiber projects across the country to serve about 7.5 million new users of internet service.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) board of directors gathered nine of these projects for which they had got the permission for the funds to extend IT services in areas that are deprived of internet.
Rs2.6 billion out of these funds would be utilized for broadband services whereas another Rs4.98 billion are meant for optical fiber.