Haryana colleges to have free Wi-Fi

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Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) All government colleges in Haryana will be made free Wi-Fi campuses, a Minister said on Wednesday.

Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the Department of Higher Education has decided to set up free Reliance Jio Wi-Fi campuses in all the government colleges of the state.

“Reliance Jio would deploy overall infrastructure for deployment of Wi-Fi or small cells in all the government colleges free of cost,” the Minister said.

“As part of the introductory offer for all government colleges, Reliance Jio would give 20 MB free usage per day per user for all students and staff for one year. Reliance Jio would also block all objectionable websites as per Government of India directions,” Sharma said.

He said that all the principals of government colleges have been directed to provide suitable space and security for Wi-Fi or small cell and other relevant network equipment. They would also provide power supply for the equipment.

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Reliance Jio would pay the electricity bills so generated, Sharma added.



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