National broadband policy to be sent to cabinet

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 18:03 Hrs
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New Delhi: Telecom Ministry said it will send the national broadband policy, aimed at setting up networks estimated to cost Rs 60,000 crore to facilitate high-speed data and e-governance, to the cabinet in the next few weeks.

"The telecom department will send the National broadband policy to the Cabinet in the next few weeks before which it will be cleared by the Telecom Commission," Secretary, Department of Telecom, R.Chandrasekhar said at a FICCI event here.

Earlier, during the day Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal met various operators to discuss the national broadband policy.

In December last year, telecom regulator Trai had came out with recommendations to set up a national broadband network which is estimated to cost about Rs 60,000 crore.
Source: PTI
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