Microsoft has revealed its plan of introducing free of cost internet connectivity through the nation. As per the Hindustan Times report, Microsoft has recommended to use the ‘white space’, that is the unused spectrum between two TV channels in order to provide internet connectivity to the vast population of the country at economical prices.
The 200 and 300 MHz spectrum bands presently belongs to the government owned Doordarshan TV channel and is not used at all and can cover the area of up to 10 km. This suggestion from the tech giant will act as solution for providing internet connectivity to the remote areas of the country which lack digital infrastructure.
Bhaskar Pramanik, Microsoft India’s chief has stated that, this initiative of the company will make the internet accessible to the vast population of the country. It will also help in building up an ecosystem which will benefit the other service providers as well. The company is planning to take permission from the authorities to start the project in two major districts of the company.
This initiative suggested by Microsoft goes well with Digital India project of the present government. Under the project the government aims to provide high speed connectivity to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in the country.