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ICT Coverage for More Rural Areas

With the government’s latest support, more villages in the southeastern province of Kerman will be connected to high-speed internet by March 2022
ICT Coverage for More Rural Areas
ICT Coverage for More Rural Areas

In a follow-up of efforts linking ICT infrastructures to rural areas, 400 billion rials ($1.4 million) have been allocated to Kerman Province.
During a visit to the province on Monday, Hossein Dehdashti, a deputy minister of information and communications technologies, said the budget will help expand ICT and internet access in 21 villages of Kerman, the ICT Ministry’s website,, reported.
“Villages of Qalan, Dehmirza, Bideshk, Abdashtou, Ahmadabad and Ardikan are among areas that are planned to be connected to high-speed internet by the end of the current Iranian year [March 2022],” the minister said in a meeting with provincial officials.
Besides the villages, Dehdashti said, around 90 kilometers of fiber-optic cables will be laid along the rural roads, preparing the ground for the connection of 120 villages in future.
Work is also on track to develop ICT coverage in the western province of Zanjan.


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