RailTel, which has provided fibre optic connectivity at over 5,900 stations across the country and mostly in rural areas, is planning to provide broadband and WiFi facilities in remote villages, IANS reported.
RailTel already has optic fibre cables in 58,742 route km and Internet WiFi services at 5,900 railway stations.
RailTel has shared a proposal with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for providing broadband and WiFi services in remote villages.
RailTel, which has a presence even in the remote areas of the country, has the capacity to provide broadband and WiFi services in the villages, which will be a mega boost for the government’s Digital India program.
DoT has so far not responded to the proposal.
RailTel plans to provide broadband service with a basic phone and WiFI services. RailTel sources clarified that it has no plans to enter into the voice calling services.
RailTel has the infrastructure and equipment in place at 5,900 stations across the country and they just need to extend their services to the villages, while it would take time for the private operators.