Goa govt to recommence Fibre to Home connectivity project: Rohan Khaunte


Panaji: After being mired with delays, the ambitious Fibre to Home project would recommence in the state providing Internet connectivity to every household, State Information Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Friday.

Talking to reporters, Khaunte said that Fibre to Home connectivity project that is currently delayed would be recommenced, after taking proper review of it.

The minister said that he will know the exact details and the status of the project after holding review meeting with the concern officials, next week.

Admitting that there has been issues related to the Internet connectivity in Goa, the minister said that the major issues would be solved after the implementation of ‘mobile tower policy’ envisaged by the state BJP government.

Chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant during the last tenure had released the draft of  ‘mobile tower policy’ which included usage of government buildings to set up the Towers.

 “Right to Internet has become a fundamental right of the citizens in the current era,” he commented adding that alike Electricity and Water connections, the Internet connection is also required for every household.

He said that Fibre to Home would be a game changer as the people would not have to struggle for Internet. “All the stakeholders would be taken into confidence for implementing this project,” he added.


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