The Bihar government has provided Wi-Fi connectivity to 280 of the 305 constituent colleges in the state. It targets to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to the remaining colleges by March 2018 under the CM Nitish Kumar's 'Saat Nishchay' initiative.

The government has also decided to install solar panels at those institutions which do not According to sources , the Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Limited has been made the nodal agency and the Larsen and Toubro Ltd assigned the task to execute the project.

In Patna district, 53 institutions, including 19 of Magadh University, have been provided WiFi connectivity.

According to sources, access to Wi-Fi connectivity has been given to teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the colleges. Each college has given adequate number of access points depending on the strength of faculty members and students. The speed limit is 10 mbps.

The Wi-Fi service has been given free for five years. WhatsApp, Facebook, Youtube and porn sites have been made inaccessible. - TOI


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