Business activities suffers in the absence of Broad Band facility in Sirmour

NAHAN: Non availability of broad band facility in the Sirmour district has cost heavily to the business activities in the district. Growth of business activities based on the internet facilities have paused in the district.

Many globally reputed companies including a leading company of USA surveyed the district and set their call centers but had to close down due to non availability of broad band facility. Similarly industries having global or nationwide business network were facing difficulties in contacting their franchise through internet which have hampered their business growth in a big way as compared to their competitors.

Officials of reputed industrial houses of Kala Amb and Paonta told this correspondent that for the past two years they were time and again assured by the BSNL that ‘broad band facility would be provided within two months time but more than two years have passed and still BSNL was not ready to announce the date for providing the facility’, tells Managing Director of a leading industrial concern of Paonta Doon.

When contacted Mr Rakesh Kapoor, General Manager BSNL, Solan told this correspondent that to launch Broad Band service in Sirmour district which have developed as a industrial hub was on the priority of his department. He added that department had received all the equipments required for the purpose and Broad Band service would be launched very soon in the district.

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  1. says: Monica

    BSNL is not able to provide new Broadband connection anywhere in the state. I had applied for a BB connection in Shimla in June and still haven’t received one. I am informed that there is no capacity for new connections. BSNL doesn’t allow private operators to operate BB on it’s landlines. It is ultimately the consumers who are being harrassed as the BSNL has neither the infrastructure to give new connections nor private companies are allowed to provide this service on their network. A typical sarkari mindset of working, I must say

  2. says: S R Pundir

    Monika Ji, thanks for comments. I have raised the issue of poor and pathetic conditions of telephone, mobile and internet services in Himachal Pradesh provided by the BSNL on my Himachal and In print media also, in a big way. It is realy unfortunate that government controled companies and departments in this country have totally failed to provide services up to the satisfaction level.

    Biggest proof in this regard is the largest number of decisions announced by the consumer courts in the country against these departments and BSNL is one of them. System has gone so blunt that it require our resistance and fight on every front to bring it up to the satisfaction level.

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