Source: Business Standard, Jan 09, 2017
New Delhi: Terming the availability and affordability of broadband as a “prerequisite” for growth of digital transactions, regulator TRAI on Monday said it will finalise in 20-25 days its views on ‘public wifi networks’.
Public wifi networks would offer data connectivity at just 10 per cent of the prevailing data rates.
“We will give our recommendations in 20-25 days. The issue of wifi proliferation is an important one. The basic objective of Digital India is to encourage digital transactions of all kinds … It is therefore important for people to have broadband availability and affordability,” TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said on sidelines of an open house on ‘Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks’. Read the rest of this entry »