After the completion of the OFC laying by HFCL, Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to provide broadband connectivity in all gram panchayats. The company has also deployed 7,869 km of OFC network which links 3,209 gram panchayats, with the GPON network in Punjab.
May 6, 2022
For the BharatNet project, HFCL Ltd. has successfully achieved the completion of broadband connectivity with optical fibre cable (OFC) in all gram panchayats of Jharkhand. Now, Jharkhand has become the first Indian state which has established broadband connectivity in all the gram panchayats.
HFCL has completed connectivity of 1,789 gram panchayats through the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) wherein 7,765 km of OFC network has been laid out in Jharkhand. With this cable network, broadband connectivity will be available in all the gram panchayats of the state.
“Despite tough terrains and other challenges in the state, Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to provide connectivity to all the gram panchayats under the state-led model of BharatNet Programme of the Government of India,” the company said in a statement.
The leading telecom equipment, OFC, and technology provider, has also deployed 7,869 km of OFC network connecting 3,209 gram panchayats with the GPON network in Punjab.
In addition to establishing broadband connectivity in Punjab and Jharkhand, the company is also providing fibre optic cables in states including – Maharashtra, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh under the BharatNet project.
About the contribution to the BharatNet project, Mr. Mahendra Nahata, MD, HFCL Ltd., said, “We are delighted to announce the successful completion of creating premium quality OFC network and making Jharkhand the first state in the state-led model of BharatNet Programme of Government of India to complete broadband connectivity to all the gram panchayats of the state.”