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Rural teledensity reached 23 per cent in Jan

The government body also said that the total number of subscribers in rural areas stood close to 183 million at the end of January.

The country’s rural teledensity, including both wireless connections and fixed lines, was touching 23 per cent as on January 31, as per the Department of Telecommunications.
The government body also said that the total number of telephone subscribers in rural areas stood at 182.9 million (over 18 crore) at the end of January and that there were more than 460,000 rural BSNL broadband connections at the end of February.
Among other target achievements in rural areas, DoT pointed out that by January, over 5.5 lakh villages (more than 95 per cent) had been covered by public telephones. Also, almost 80,000 gram panchayats had been covered with BSNL broadband by February.

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