New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has opened broadband experience centres at three villages in Varanasi, Ghazipur and Gorakhpur districts of Uttar Pradesh in partnership with the Department of Telecom.
The centres will enable citizens and local entrepreneurs to experience high speed broadband connectivity as well as get access to use cases relating to e-governance, e-health and e-banking and e-commerce and much more, Airtel said in statement.
Airtel is providing 100 megabit per second (mbps) connectivity to these centres through infrastructure provided under the BharatNet programme. Varanasi is the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while telecom minister Manoj Sinha represents Ghazipur seat.
The company has plans to utilise these centres to demonstrate advanced technologies and use cases around artificial intelligence and internet of things.
Airtel said it has committed to partnerning with BharatNet to provide broadband service in up to 30,500 gram panchayats. The government plans to connect all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats with high speed broadband network by March 2019.