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Centre prepones broadband roll-out to December 2016

The government has advanced deadline for rolling out national optical fibre network (NOFN) across all 2.5 lakh village panchayats by a quarter to December 2016.

The last phase of NOFN roll out to connect 1 lakh village panchayats will be completed by December 2016, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Earlier, government had set the target of completing NOFN roll out across 2.5 lakh village panchayats by March 2017.

There is no change in deadline for phase 1 and 2 under which government has announced to connect 50,000 village with NOFN by March 2015 and 1 lakh by March 2016.
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