Friday, September 24, 2004

The Minister proposes, DOT disposes.

The Minister, Mr Maran, extols the virtues of broadband and what it can do, while addressing the APT Ministerial Conference on Broadband and ICT development, 1-2 July, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand.
"...Internet and Broadband access are widely recognised as catalysts for economic and social development of the country. Not only will these contribute to economic growth but would also enable the development of a vast pool of skilled manpower, far beyond the conventional training channels. ..."
But, the DOT believes otherwise as outlined in The Financial Express.
"...According to a senior government official, most of Trai recommendations on broadband were being turned down by DoT mainly due to threat caused to the national security. ..."


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