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On Monday, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that all the Punjab villages will have 4G connectivity by end of 2015.

He informed that he had a meet with Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani where it was assured the Deputy Chief Minister that Reliance would provide the connectivity by December 28, all of the Punjab villages will have 4G connectivity.

He also assured that Reliance would bring this service with low cost at around 70 percent discounted rates, as it would be beneficial for the students of the villages.

According to Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab consists of around 12,000 villages and have a population of nearly 2.8 crore. He also said, that Reliance has already spread fibre around 7,000 km across the state for the 4G connectivity.

He also added that, “Punjab would become the first state in the country to have broadband connectivity at the village level. Reliance had already invested Rs.3,500 crore in the state and would give employment to 30,000 people in years to come”.