Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
03-December-2010 18:06 IST
National Policy on Broadband
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on ‘National Broadband Plan’ on 10th January, 2010. Various issues affecting the growth of broadband such as, Non availability of National Broadband Network to provide connectivity up to village level, Non availability of content in Vernacular Languages, Low English Literacy, Affordability of Customer Premises Equipment, Right of Way, International Bandwidth Prices, Affordability of Broadband etc. have been discussed in the consultation paper. On the basis of inputs received, TRAI is processing the framing of the recommendations of National Broadband Plan

This information was given in written reply to a question today in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Stare for Communication and Information and Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot.