back to article India orders 180-day sprint to wire 46,000 villages

India’s government has ordered a broadband building blitz that will see all 45,945 villages in the State of Bihar connected by optic fibre before March 31st, 2021. Bihar sits south of Nepal and is India’s third-most-populous State with over 100 million residents. It is India’s poorest states when measured by GDP-per-person, …

  1. RuffianXion
    Go

    That's one hell of a sprint

    'before March 31st, 2020' - I guess they're hoping to hit 88mph.

    1. RM Myers Silver badge
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      Re: That's one hell of a sprint

      If they can go just a little faster, maybe they could finish before March 31, 2019. While they're racing backwards in time like a bat out of hell, I could suggest another bat related problem they might want to fix.

  2. A random security guy Bronze badge

    Indian Social Time

    March 31st, 2020?

  3. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    "The Register suspects this piece of the self-reliance push will require a few imports."

    Considering the military entanglements further north, it may be prudent to ensure the kit is not made in China. Lest certain members of the populace start smashing the kit whenever tensions rise at the border

    1. johnfbw

      Lest certain members of the populace start smashing the kit whenever tensions rise

      certainly saw that over here

  4. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Sprint

    Does Openreach do Agile?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    46000 villages

    5000 new scammer call centres....

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