NINE PILLARS - Broadband Highways
Targets & Expectations
2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats to be covered by December 2016 with an estimated CAPEX of Rs. 32,000 Crore
Using Virtual Network Operators for service delivery in Urban Areas and mandating Communication Infrastructure in new urban development and buildings.
National Information Infrastructure to be established by integration of SWAN, NKN, NOFN by March 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,686 Crore
Progress so far
Union Budget 2015 has made provisions for the States to get reimbursed (on cost basis) for implementing NOFN on their own
Points for deliberations