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Monday, January 17, 2005

ISRO plans internet connectivity to remotest villages

BANGALORE: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ambitious plans to provide internet connectivity to the remotest Indian villages. ISRO is looking at a possible association with BSNL in this mission.

This along with the announcement made by the Union IT and Telecommunications minister Dayanithi Maran on the possibility of launching a sub-Rs.10, 000 computer by June 2005, during his address on the occasion of BSNL 'Data One' launch in Chennai indicates the government's intentions to make computers and the internet more affordable and popular.


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