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 â€˜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 facilityâ€™, 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.