2:55 pm WiFi Budget: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allocated Rs 10,000 crores in 2018-19 for phase two of BharatNet, the government’s ambitious scheme to connect the country’s villages with high-speed optical fibre network. Not part of phase I, the government now also aims to install 500,000 WiFi hotspots to provide broadband access to 50 million rural citizens.
India Union Budget 2018-19 Live: News, updates and highlights from FM Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 speech, announcements
Jaitley announced the allocation during his speech on the 2018-19 Union Budget presented by him on Thursday.[“Source-moneycontrol”]