Bharat net project phase 1 expected to be completed by Dec 2017

Bharat Net Project is  initiative  of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide high speed internet through optical fiber cables to rural areas across India. The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) aims to connect all the 2,50,000 Gram panchayats in the country and provide 100 Mbps connectivity to all gram panchayats (GPs).

The first phase of the national optic fibre network is expected to be completed by December 2017.

By 2017, a highly scalable network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps for all households and on demand capacity to all institutions, to realise the vision of Digital India.

The Project implementation is three-phase:

  • The first phase  providing one lakh gram panchayats with broadband connectivity by laying underground optic fibre cable (OFC) lines by March 2017. 
  • The second phase will provide connectivity to all 2,50,500 gram panchayats in the country using an optimal mix of underground fiber, fiber over power lines, radio and satellite media.
  • In the third phase from 2018 to 2023, state-of-the-art, future-proof network, including fiber between districts and blocks, with ring topology to provide redundancy would be created.