No govt proposal for BSNL to improve net coverage: RTI

THE GOAN NETWORK | SEPTEMBER 19, 2021, 12:04 AM IST

PANAJI
With network connectivity issues plaguing students pursuing online classes during the pandemic, the State government had said efforts were afoot to resolve the issue by boosting internet coverage in the State.

However, information obtained under RTI has revealed that there has not been a single proposal for the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to erect new towers.

Responding to an RTI query sought about upcoming proposals for the erection of new mobile towers, the office of the principal general manager of BSNL Goa replied that there is no proposal of expansion as of now.

To another question, the BSNL office replied that there are only 240 active mobile towers that are operational in the State as on August 10, while four towers are presently inactive.

The BSNL mentioned that there are about 1,33,823 BSNL subscribers as of July and approximately 18,000 broadband subscribers as of August. BSNL has also stated that it has 4G connectivity at a few places in the State.


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