November 26: Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has achieved 69 percent work progress in expansion of Broadband Internet across the country. The project has been launched by NTA with the aim of providing high speed broadband internet across the country, according to the state-run national news agency - RSS.
NTA informed that 69.37 percent connection has been completed so far. RSS reports that the NTA has implemented the project of providing broadband internet service in 18 packages by utilizing the budget from the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund.
According to RSS, NTA spokesperson Min Prasad Aryal informed that the connection has been completed in the selected places in 46 districts under 12 packages. According to him, out of 18 packages, internet connection has been completed in 11,086 places so far, including 506 local levels, 4,165 ward offices, 3,472 secondary schools and 2,943 health institutions.
A report prepared by NTA states that service providers have been selected for the connectivity connection in 19 districts under the four packages while more than percent in nine districts under two packages.
Similarly, 4,896 internet connections are still pending. Similarly, NTA has informed that an agreement has been reached for network and connectivity connection in 19 districts under the four packages.