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Free Wi-Fi facility in govt engg colleges, ITIs in Pb: Min

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The will provide free wi-fi facility in all Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), polytechnics and engineering colleges of the state, Technical Education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said today.

He said that that an MoU for providing free wi-fi in the campuses of ITIs, polytechnics and engineering colleges was signed today between private firm Jio and government today.

He said that Jio would set up the infrastructure and provide its services free of cost. In addition, the company will also bear the cost of equipment and electricity required for the functioning of wi-fi, he said.

"All the principals of respective colleges have been directed to provide suitable space and security for wi-fi and other relevant network equipment," he said.

The minister said that all objectionable websites would be blocked as per Government of India's directions.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:42 IST