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India is pushing ahead with the Modi government's fibre vision, under which 20,000 rural villages will get fibre backhaul by December 2016. The country's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) says villages in the southern state of Kerala, Karnataka on the west coast, and Seemandhra on the Bay of Bengal will be the first …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I hope Malcolm Turnbull is reading this.

    1. RealFred

      They are copying what Malcolm is doing. Its fibre to the node, not Fibre to the premises

    2. LaeMing

      You really expect a politician to even be aware of a major publication in their current portfolio area?!


      Is India copying what Mal-wear Over-bill is doing or is it the other way around?

  2. Chris Miller

    It would be useful to know how many 'rural villages' there are in India. Clearly >60,000.

  3. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    "The report says the DoT has also had to warn local public officials not to get in the way of the rollout, saying there could be action against officials delaying decisions about the rollout."

    Ah, one of the upsides of not selling off your Telecoms infrastructure to the lowest bidder.

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