Broadband centers to be established across country

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Broadband centers to be established across country

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (APP): Broadband centers to be established across country

 

Ongoing broadband projects in the Southern Telecom Region will provide coverage to over 56,000 new subscribers in the unserved areas.

 

About 125 educational Broadband Centers (EBCs) and 55 Community Broadband Centers (CBCs) would be established with subsidy of Rs 482.5 million in upcoming financial year said an official of Ministry of Information Technology told APP.

 

Under the Fiber Cable Programme, he said, Rs 63.4 million had been allocated for executing the projects in Balochistan and Rs 1.9 billion for three new projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab.

 

He said Rs one billion would be spent on establishment of of computer labs under Pakistan Baitul Maal's women empowerment centres, Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Scholarship, Prime Minister's scholarship programme for talented students of Balochistan.