India’s Connect seeks partners for rural broadband project
Indian broadband services provider Connect Broadband plans to expand its broadband internet connectivity service to more than 100 rural and suburban towns of Punjab. To support the service rollout, Connect Broadband is inviting local business partners and SMB’s across Punjab including Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda and Patiala to join the project. The partners will be mandated with an on-ground support role to expand the rural area network. Connect Broadband plans to invest INR 5 billion to expand its network and market presence in Punjab by deploying VDSL technology on copper network. Connect Broadband also reports it has deployed its own 6,000 km fiber network across the state.