Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) is set to launch 15 broadband projects after the completion of local elections.
These projects are set to target 14 districts that were highly affected by the earthquake along with 61 other districts. Bandwidth projects in earthquake affected areas have already been given to internet service providers (ISPs) like Nepal Telecom (NT), WorldLink and Subisu.
Min Prasad Aryal, spokesperson for NTA said, “We have developed broadband projects for 61 districts under the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund (RTDF) to increase broadband network across the country.” He added that these projects too will be given to ISPs after the local elections.
Out of the 15 projects, 14 will cover four districts and one will cover five districts. These projects have the aim to increase people’s access to the internet. They will expand broadband internet connection in every district headquarter, municipality, village development committee (VDC), education institution, health institution and public areas of the respective districts.
NTA has issued notice for tender in different districts of Karnali. ISPs are required to complete the project within one year of getting the project.
Edited by – Sushil Awale