The internet service expansion is part of the National Telecommunications Administration’s (NTA) effort to provide high-speed broadband internet across the country.
With the aid of the Rural Telecommunications Development Fund, the NTA has initiated a drive to increase internet access under 18 packages. According to the NTA, high-speed internet connectivity has reached 94.44 percent of locations across the country as of mid-July under the packages.
In 15 of the 18 packages, the complete 60 districts have access to the internet, while in the other two, 50% of the areas in 10 districts have access to the service.
Similarly, according to NEA spokesperson Santosh Poudel, work is underway to install internet in four districts.