Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle.
The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas.
- The Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 mbps through BSNL’s state-of-the-art network. In this hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously.
- Ten outdoor and one indoor access points have been installed to cover the village. The coverage from each access point is about 100 meters.
- BSNL Haryana circle has planned to have 238 WIFI hotspot locations with 1072 access points in the state. The project would be implemented during the current financial year.