60pc people enjoying internet facilities in Bangladesh: Joy

MNA Science & Technology Desk: Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said currently 60 per cent people are enjoying internet facilities in Bangladesh.

He also said the government is working to bring all people under internet coverage.

“When we began the journey of Digital Bangladesh, only 1.3 per cent people had internet connection. Today, 60 per cent people are enjoying internet facilities,” he said.

The PM’s adviser came up with the statement while addressing the launching ceremony of Wi-Fi zone at different government educational institutions in the country at Posts and Telecommunications Division conference room on Sunday.

On the occasion, 10 Mbps (megabits per second) Wi-Fi facilitates have been launched at 146 government colleges and universities of the country including the capital Dhaka under the “Installation of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Network at all Govt. College or University and Training Institute Project” of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL).

The prime minister’s adviser said the government has brought 100.0 million people under internet coverage in the last 10 years.

Noting optical fibre cable is being brought to union level, Joy said the AL government will continue its efforts to bring the country’s all 160.0 million people under internet facilities.

He said: “Only bringing all people under internet facilities will not be adequate, we have to ensure that they are provided with high speed internet facilities.”

Joy said the government is launching Wi-Fi zone at government educational institutions as per the demand of the young generation.

Chaired by Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, the function was attended by Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Md. Nur-Ur-Rahman and other high officials of the division.


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