The Meghalaya government today announced the successful commissioning of the Tura Link, providing a 100 Mbps internet connection.
This initiative, spearheaded by the Information Technology & Communication (IT&C) Department, is part of the state’s ‘Last Mile Connectivity’ project, which is designed to extend internet accessibility to the farthest corners of Meghalaya, ensuring that every citizen can benefit from the advantages of a digitally connected world.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This milestone achievement in Tura is a significant stride towards realising the vision of a digitally connected Meghalaya. We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of the digital age reach every citizen, and the Last Mile Connectivity project is a crucial step in that direction. I commend the efforts of the IT&C Department, Powertel, and MeECL for their dedication in making this vision a reality.”
Key stakeholders in this transformative endeavour include Powertel, a subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), and the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL). The state IT Department and Powertel collaborated to successfully complete a proof of concept (PoC) that delivered 100Mbps internet connectivity to Tura. This was made possible by leveraging the optical ground wire (OPGW) on the MeECL transmission lines.