Pakistan’s Northern Region Is Taking a Step towards Providing High-Speed Internet Access in an effort to Increase Tourism
According to the CEO of the Universal Service Fund Haris Mehmood Chaudhry says that high-speed internet services will soon be available in places like Chitral and Kaghan, as well as other places that are popular with tourists in the northern parts.
Haris Mehmood further said that high-speed internet would be accessible in Chitral, Kaghan, Naran, and Neelum Valley within the next six months.
After a year, Gwadar, Panjgur, and other districts of Baluchistan will also have access to high-speed internet.
Fiber optic construction has already begun in seven tribal districts, and 900 kilometers of fiber optic cable is being installed in Khyber, Kurram, and Mohmand, he said.
The theft of batteries from the generators of towers in rural areas is a big problem for the work that needs to be done however, the main source of power for the USF-subsidized towers comes from the solar system.
According to the Information Technology Minister, connectivity and high-speed internet projects cost Rs31 billion, and they will soon be finished. This is the same amount of money that was spent on the projects.
According to the ministry, 5G technology will be available by December 2022. The government was working on a Smart Phone for All scheme, which would allow 220 million Pakistanis to have access to such devices.