State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) plans to set up 30,000 broadband kiosks in rural and remote areas of India in the next two years.
The broadband kiosks will be set up on franchisee basis in rural areas across the country, a BSNL official said.
These kiosks would extend broadband connectivity to those who have no alternative access to the facility, and to those with little to spend on such services, for a nominal fee, according to the BSNL official.
BSNL intends to partner with local operators in each of the four zones to set up the kiosks. The kiosks are expected to turn into a self-sustaining model over a period of three years, the official added.
The telecom operator is currently in the process of setting up broadband access equipment in all rural exchanges to extend wireline connectivity.