587 education institutions to get WiFi connection soon: Jabbar

Published: November 30, 2018 14:31:59 | Updated: December 03, 2018 22:20:51

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A total of 587 government colleges, universities and training institutions are going to get high-speed internet connectivity soon.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) with the initiative of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology would start the implementation of the WiFi connectivity project on December 2 over a cost of Tk 450 million, according to a ministry release on Thursday.

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said at first the government educational institutions will be brought under high-speed WiFi connectivity with the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Then all private colleges and universities would be brought under this connectivity in phases, he added.

Of the total educational institutions, 143 are in Dhaka Division, 35 in Mymensingh Division, 137 in Chattogram Division, 45 in Barishal Division, 83 in Khulna Division, 85 in Rajshahi Division, 56 in Rangpur Division and 33 in Sylhet Division, reports BSS.

The government will provide bandwidth to each educational institution for one year and later the concerned institution has to pay the cost of the internet bandwidth.

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