Under Digital India, free broadband internet service will be provided for initial six months by India net to the villagers of 1,00,000 (one lakh) gram panchayats of the country in which the 6,105 gram panchayats of Bihar are also included.
After that 4 big companies of telecom sector- Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL will provide broadband services to the villagers at a discount of 75 percent.Iit was decided that 5-6 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up under Panchayats. So that villagers of all settlements can get the facility of internet.
In the meeting of the Information Technology, Vigyan Bhavan (Delhi)organized under the chairmanship of Communication Minister, Manoj Sinha; it was decided that by March 2019, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats including 2692 panchayats in 180 blocks of Bihar will be provided with broad band service. The central government will take the tender and hand it over the private sector service provider to lay the second phase of optical fiber in Bihar. To complete the second phase, the Central Government has agreed to sanction Rs 30,920 crore.
In Bihar, broadband equipment will be set up in the Panchayat Government Building or Common Service Center where optical fibers have been laid up to the Gram Panchayats and they will be given the responsibility of care and protection of the equipment’s.
Under the Digital India Program, India will provide all types of certificates and services, issued by government, along with health, education, agriculture and it will connect to all broad rural internet services by 2019 to all gram panchayats of the country.
Through the broadband service the villagers will be able to access to all kinds of government services as well as entertainment.