MOITT approves Rs. 32.13 bln for USF


Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has approved budget of Rs. 32.13 billion for the Universal Service Fund for the financial year 2022-23 to provide broadband services to unserved and under-served areas.

“In 13 years from 2006 to 2019, the number of USF projects was limited to 59, after which directives were issued to speed-up number of projects and increase the performance, as a result, 65 Broadband Service and OFC projects were launched from 2019 to date which is a record itself,” the official of the ministry of IT said.

He said that as a result of Telecom Policies and provision of broadband services to the unserved and under-served areas.—APP


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