Microsoft to bring low-cost broadband services to 500,000 villages in India

By | September 29, 2015


Google has announced that it is going to offer free Wi-Fi service at the 400 train station in India. So, Google is not the only company that is coming India with internet facility. The Indian Government has announced that Microsoft is also going to give low cost broadband service to 500,000 villages in the country.

Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft said in a press conference, “We believe that lost-cost [sic] broad band connectivity coupled with the scale of cloud computing intelligence that can be harnessed from data can help drive creativity, efficiency and productivity across governments and businesses of all sizes.”

He also said that Microsoft will announce the availability of its cloud services out of India’s data center next week. He also added, “A key part of both Make in India and Digital India, bringing world class infrastructure into India, respecting India’s digital security, sovereignty and privacy is a key milestone for us,”

Finally it looks like Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley has paid off, as Google and Microsoft have made these big announcements. These services will allow millions of Indians to connect with web. There are no more details available about this project, but we can expect some more details announcement in coming days.