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ICT minister: Remote places to gain access to high-speed internet by this year

  • Published at 11:31 pm April 4th, 2018
ICT minister: Remote places to gain access to high-speed internet by this year
Post, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Wednesday said that the government will provide high-speed internet in all remote places of the country by this year. "Through satellite connectivity, high-speed internet will be provided to 226 remote unions where cable connections can't be provided," the minister told UNB. Jabbar said there are nearly 772 unions in the country including 111 enclaves where there is no internet connectivity at present and four projects have been initiated in this regard. "So far high-speed internet was provided to 1,200 unions by the Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited while 2,600 unions were connected under the Info-Sarker project," the minister said while talking to this correspondent. The minister also said he and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood would visit the remote island of Sandwip with a team soon.