Hyderabad: Telangana IT and industries minister K.T Rama Rao on 8 April directed officials to expand the Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) project to all municipalities across the state. As part of the project expansion, the minister directed officials to conduct a survey in GHMC limits and submit a report at the earliest.

KTR held a meeting with the Telangana Fiber Grid Corporation at T-Hub on Thursday. During the meeting, the officials informed the minister that by August this year every village will have fiber connectivity. Works were being executed accordingly, they said.

The minister instructed the officials to commence the exercise to extend fiber connectivity to 30,000 government offices on a priority basis from June. As per Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's instructions, all Rythu Vedikas should get fiber connectivity, the minister told the officials, adding that this would help the farmers access the Internet.

The officials informed KTR that already connectivity was extended to five Rythu Vedikas under a pilot project.

The minister further wanted the officials to consider examining broadband connectivity as a utility and work out a mechanism for extending connectivity to each household in all the towns across the state.

IT and industries principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Mission Bhagiratha engineer-in-chief Krupakar Reddy, and T-fiber MD Sujai Karampuri attended the meeting.

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