BSNL plans to connect 1518 gram panchayats with optical fiber cable (OFC) this year in Assam to ensure rural connectivity. High-speed network will be installed in Guwahati by March this year and BSNL has taken steps for automatic hook up point through wireless network. There would be 3000 access points (hot spots) at important points.
Following demonetization, BSNL has tied-up with SBI and will soon launch an e-wallet called Mobicash.
Assam IT department's Joint Secretary Fakaruddin Ahmed said that a target has been set to make one lakh people digitally literate by March and 25 lakh by 2022. 'We have already trained 65000 people so far and our target is to make 25 lakh people digitally literate by 2022 for which Assam government has taken a holistic approach,' he said. Assam government has set the target to provide television, Internet, and telephone through a single connection to provide financial benefits to the people.