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Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that government is targetting to reach the 50-crore internet subscribers mark in the next 6-7 months, besides installing 2,500 wi-fi hotspots by the next fiscal. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of stock exchange BSE's free wi-fi service to public. Noting that wi-fi services are crucial to connect India, Mr. Prasad said that state-owned telecom firm BSNL plans to install 2,500 wi-fi hotspots at 256 places by the next fiscal.
The wi-fi hotspot project will provide a major fillip to the 'Digital India' initiative.The government had unveiled the Digital India initiative last year, comprising various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

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