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Joy: Govt working to bring all people under internet coverage

  • Published at 04:04 pm January 12th, 2020
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The prime minister’s adviser said the government has brought 100 million people under internet coverage in the last 10 years

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the government has been working to bring all the people of Bangladesh under internet coverage.

“When we began the journey of Digital Bangladesh, only 0.3% people had internet connection. Today, 60% people are enjoying internet facilities,” he said at the launching ceremony of Wi-Fi zone at different government educational institutions in the country at the Post and Telecommunication Division conference room, on Sunday.

On the occasion, 10 Mbps (megabits per second) Wi-Fi facilitates have been launched at 146 government colleges and universities of the country including the capital Dhaka under the “Installation of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) Network at all Govt College or University and Training Institute Project” of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL), reports BSS.

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy speaks at the launching ceremony of Wi-Fi zone at different government educational institutions in the country at the Post and Telecommunication Division conference room on January 12, 2020 | PIDThe prime minister’s adviser said the government has brought 100 million people under internet coverage in the last 10 years.

Noting optical fiber cable is being brought to union level, Joy said the Awami League government will continue its efforts to provide all of 160 million people of Bangladesh with internet facilities.

He said, only providing all the people with internet facilities will not be adequate, it has to ensured that they are provided with high speed internet facilities.

Joy said the government is launching Wi-Fi zone at government educational institutions as per the demand of the young generation.

Chaired by Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, the function was attended by Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Md. Nur-Ur-Rahman and other high officials of the division.