General Awareness Questions

Q.  National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) has been renamed as

a. BharatNet Project
b. Broadband Connectivity for all
c. Gram Panchayat connectivity scheme
d. Digital India Mission

ANSWER: See Answer
BharatNet is a project of national importance to establish, by 2017, a highly scalable network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on-demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps for all households and on demand capacity to all institutions, to realise the vision of Digital India, in partnership with States and the private sector. The entire project is being funded by Universal service Obligation Fund (USOF), which was set up for improving telecom services in rural and remote areas of the country. The objective is to facilitate the delivery of e-governance, e-health, e-education, e-banking, Internet and other services to the rural India.


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