Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), India, is planning to provide broadband connections to 110,000 schools in the country. The company will offer both wireless and wired broadband connectivity to schools.
BSNL has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Human Research and Development to provide this service in the education sector. In the first phase of the project, the company will provide connectivity to 15,000 schools in 1,500 towns and it would be completed in December, 2007. In the second phase, BSNL will cover, 20,000 schools in rural areas. In the last phase, he remaining 65,000 schools across 5,000 blocks will be covered.