Gumthala Gharu – First Wi-Fi village of Haryana

Gumthala Garhu near Pehowa on 3rd September 2016 became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle under the bulk plan of BSNL for the state. The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Chandigarh. On the occasion, it was informed that BSNL Haryana circle has a plan to have 238 Wifi hotspot locations with 1072 access points in the state and the project would be implemented to its full capacity during the current financial year. The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network, according to an official release here tonight.
Ten outdoor and one indoor access points have been installed to cover the village. The coverage from each access point is about 100 meters. In this Wifi hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously, it said. The BSNL has already installed 32 access points at different locations in Haryana under its retail plan, where a data can be accessed by the customer on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 599 with data volume from 100 MB to 10 GB and validity from one day to 30 days, the statement said. It said the gram panchayats are being connected as part of the National Optical Fibre Network Programme under Digital India Programme.

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