Public Data Offices to serve as WiFi hotspot providers

Telecom regulator TRAI has come out with a suggestion that Public Data Offices (PDOs) can be set up to provide WiFi connectivity in all areas. According to the proposed model, small shops and entrepreneurs could acquire bandwidth from Internet Service Providers and resell the data to end consumers at a cheaper rate. This will help rural areas get WiFi connectivity. Right now, the existing ISPs and telecom companies do not show much interest in providing WiFi services in rural locations. This new project will see all areas connected to the Internet.

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