Ministry of Communications vide press release dated 06/09/2023 has provided a scheme for recognition of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) excelling in providing Rural Fiber to the Home (FTTH) connections. Under this scheme, DoT, has decided to recognize nine ISPs, three each of category A, B and C, who have provided maximum number of net additions in rural FTTH Connections in a year.
The recognition would include a certificate and name of the ISP would be displayed on DOT website. The recognition will be given annually for the net additions from April to March. The first recognition would be for the period 1st April, 2023 to 31st March, 2024.
The minimum net addition criteria for each category are as follows:
- Category A: ISPs in this category should achieve a minimum of 50,000 net additions in rural FTTH connections.
- Category B: ISPs in this category are required to achieve a minimum of 10,000 net additions in rural FTTH connections.
- Category C: ISPs in this category must achieve a minimum of 2,000 net additions in rural FTTH connections.