Two weeks on, most broadband services yet to be restored in Valley

Written by Adil Akhzer
| Srinagar |

Published: February 7, 2020 3:59:23 am





At present, around 90 per cent of the total broadband connections in the Valley are from BSNL. (File)

Two weeks after the Jammu and Kashmir administration issued orders to restore broadband connectivity in the Valley, a majority of fixed line broadband services are yet to be restored as Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been unable to install the firewall that will block social media and all other websites barring the 329 sites whitelisted by the government.

The J&K’s Home Department on January 24 had ordered the restoration of broadband and 2G mobile services in the Valley with some restrictions. While 2G mobile internet services were restored a day after the order, broadband services are yet to be restored.

At present, around 90 per cent of the total broadband connections in the Valley are from BSNL.

Sources told The Indian Express that private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have resumed broadband Internet connectivity, with only the whitelisted sites accessible. The ISPs have also taken an undertaking from customers.

“We had received instructions from the government to restore the broadband Internet in Valley. But there are some conditions (for the restoration), and…

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