Public Wi-Fi hotspots in JK’s 204 rural BSNL exchanges

Public Wi-Fi hotspots in JK’s 204 rural BSNL exchanges
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JAMMU: To give impetus to telecom services in rural and remote areas with development of Wi-Fi infrastructure, the Department of Telecommunications through USOF has set up public Wi-Fi hotspots in 204 rural BSNL telephone exchanges of various districts, an official handout read.
This initiative of the department implemented through Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) is aimed at “equipping these rural telephone exchanges with the internet facility which has become an integral part of an innovative and technologically-driven society”, the handout read.
These Public Wi-Fi hotspots have been established in various rural areas of Jammu, Akhnoor, Basholi, Kathua, Samba, Rajouri, Kalakote, Nowshera, Poonch, Udhampur, Doda, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Mahore, Ramban, Reasi, Ramnagar, Srinagar, Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramullah, Budgam, Karnah, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Pahalgam, Sopore, Uri, Leh, Kargil and Nubra, it added.