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Government colleges in Haryana being made ‘free Wi-Fi’: Education minister

The Department of Higher Education has decided to set up free Reliance Jio Wi-Fi campuses in all the government colleges of the state

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December 14, 2016 4:32:40 pm
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All government colleges in Haryana are being made ‘free Wi-Fi campuses’ which would also promote cashless transactions, state’s Education Minister, Ram Bilas Sharma said today.  He said that the Department of Higher Education has decided to set up free Reliance Jio Wi-Fi campuses in all the government colleges of the state.

“The Reliance Jio will deploy overall infrastructure for deployment of Wi-Fi or Small Cell in all the government colleges free of cost. As part of the introductory offer for all government colleges, it will give 20 MB free usage per day per user for all students and staff for one year. Reliance Jio will also block all objectionable websites as per Government of India directions,” he said, according to an official release here.

The minister said all the Principals of Government Colleges have been directed to provide suitable space and security for Wi-Fi and other relevant network equipment.

“They will also provide power supply for the equipment. However, Reliance Jio will pay the electricity bills so generated,” he said.

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