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India election 2019: Will fast broadband reach all villages?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to connect more than a billion Indians to the internet – and his BJP government is counting on a project taking cheap high-speed broadband to rural areas to achieve this. The project, to build a nationwide optical fibre network, was launched in 2014 and is the flagship scheme of the government’s Digital India programme. In the run-up to the Indian election, which gets under way on 11 April, BBC Reality Check is examining claims and pledges made by the main political parties. So has the project been a success? Pledge : Indian Communications […]

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