The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu launched AP FiberNet in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Under the project, the government of Andhra Pradesh will offer low cost broadband internet to households and workplaces.
A broadband connection with 15 Mbps speed will be provided at Rs 149 per month and 100 Mbps connections to offices at Rs 999 per month. These rates are substantially lower than what other internet service providers currently charge.
The AP Fiber Grid Project has been taken up under the National Optic Fiber Network of the Centre as a pilot. The project has been implemented at a cost of Rs 333 crore and it will be gradually rolled out to other districts of the state by July 2016.
The state government plans to connect 1.3 crore households through AP FiberNet.
Chandrababu Naidu believes AP FiberNet will bring remarkable change by curbing corruption and wonders can be created if technology was used properly.