National Broadband Mission | Central Government Started National Broadband Mission, Broadband In All Villages By 2022
National Broadband Mission: Central Government Started National Broadband Mission, Broadband In All Villages By 2022
National Broadband Mission. The central government has recently launched the ambitious National Broadband Mission. The central government will invest Seven Lakh Crore Rupees in the coming years under this mission. Under this mission, broadband access will be made available on universal and equality basis across the country, especially in rural and remote areas.
• Union Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated this mission.
• It also aims to improve the quality of mobile and Internet services.
• There has been talk of increasing the number of towers in the country.
The vision of this mission is based on the rapid development of digital communication infrastructure, bridging the digital gap, digital empowerment and inclusion. The mission aims to provide affordable and universal broadband service to all citizens. The mission is based on three principles: –
(i) Availability for all (ii) Quality service (iii) Affordable service.
About the importance of the National Broadband Mission
The NBM is part of the National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The objective of this project is to provide speed to digital communication and digital infrastructure in the country. According to the government, under the mission, broadband access will be made available across the country, especially in rural and remote areas, on a universal and equality basis.
National Broadband Mission
• Under this mission, an additional optical fiber cable route of 50 lakh km will be laid.
• Also, by the year 2024, the density of the tower will also be increased from 0.42 to one tower per thousand population.
• NBM was first mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech from Red Fort on 15 August this year.
• Under this mission, the ‘fiberization’ of towers will increase to 70 percent, which is now 30 percent.
• Through this mission, technology infrastructure will be strengthened in the fields of education, health, entrepreneurship and development.