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Expansion of ICT Facilities to Enhance Quality of Rural Life

President Rouhani recently said the number of rural spots with access to ICT services, especially internet through the National Information Network, has reached 35,519, which was literally zero in 2013 when he began his first tenure
Expansion of ICT Facilities to Enhance Quality of Rural Life Expansion of ICT Facilities to Enhance Quality of Rural Life

The Iranian government has extensively invested in the development of ICT infrastructure in rural areas over the past few years, which have boosted their quality of life.
Speaking in a recent Cabinet meeting, President Hassan Rouhani said the number of rural spots with access to ICT services, especially internet through the National Information Network, has reached 35,519, IRNA reported. 
This figure was 18,000 in 2017 and literally zero in 2013 when Rouhani began his first tenure. NIN is an independent network whose content is locally accessible and compatible with Islamic values. 
ICT authorities say more good news will be heard on development of communication and internet access infrastructure in rural areas by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2021).
In South Khorasan Province, work is underway to connect 21 villages in Boshrouyeh County in the coming months. 
Mostafa Behi, the head of the provincial ICT organization, told reporters that four ICT stations have been set up in Boshrouyeh to provide high-speed broadband internet for rural areas. 
“The stations will become operational, as soon as they are equipped with the necessary gear,” he said.

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