MoITT to provide high-speed mobile broadband access to 2.7mn people: Minister

March 02, 2022 (MLN): With the future plan set in motion, the Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) through Universal Service Fund (USF) will be providing high-speed mobile broadband access to approximately 2.7 million people in 4,109 unserved and underserved muazas in Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, Syed Amin ul Haq, Federal Minister for IT & Telecom said today.

During the last three years, MoITT through USF has connected 25 million people living in over 12,000 mauzas across Pakistan, by contracting 65 projects worth approximately Rs44 billion in subsidy.

To note, the USF was established by the MoITT to spread the benefits of the telecom revolution to all corners of Pakistan. The aim of USF is to promote the development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the length and breadth of the country.

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Posted on: 2022-03-02T11:24:57+05:00