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A Shot in the Arm for Rural Communications in Iran

On Monday, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated communication projects that connected 1,700 villages to Iran’s National Information Network
A Shot in the Arm for Rural Communications in IranA Shot in the Arm for Rural Communications in Iran

In line with the government's efforts to upgrade ICT infrastructure in underdeveloped parts of the country, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated numerous projects via video conference on Monday.
During an event held in Tehran, the president announced that over 1,000 deprived villages in Sistan-Baluchestan, Kerman, Fars and West Azarbaijan provinces now have access to mobile communications and are also linked to the National Information Network, reported.
The president also inaugurated a project based on which 1,700 villages got connected to the National Information Network.
NIN is an independent network whose content is compatible with Islamic values, one of the most important components of which is the availability of localized services. 
According to the media, 236 villages in Fars and 323 in Lorestan have been newly connected to NIN. In addition, 609 rural areas in Fars now also enjoy mobile communication coverage.


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