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Govt to connect Andaman & Nicobar with high-speed internet

The initiative is funded by the Department of Telecom and executed by BSNL

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MUMBAI: Information and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday flagged off the ship at Chennai, which will start the work of laying undersea internet cable between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The work of laying of more than 2,300 km of undersea cable is funded by Department of Telecom and executed by BSNL

The minister on LinkedIn said, “The work of laying undersea Internet cable between Chennai and Port Blair will be completed by June 2020. It will provide high-speed Internet connectivity to the entire cluster of islands in Andaman and Nicobar.”

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