Microsoft chooses Varanasi to experiment Internet pilot

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella selects Varanasi for experimenting technology pilot for the ambitious Digital India programme.

Updated: Nov 06, 2015, 16:15 PM IST
Microsoft chooses Varanasi to experiment Internet pilot

New Delhi: Popular software giant, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, who was in India for a one-day visit, selected Varanasi for experimenting technology pilot for the ambitious Digital India programme.

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According to The Hindu report, Microsoft has chosen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency of the holy city of Varanasi as the venue for a project to fund local entrepreneurs aiming to build devices that can overcome India’s bandwidth crunch, Nadella was quoted as saying.

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Microsoft will be working on two pilot projects in India to provide low-cost Internet to villages, reportedly. One project is a government school in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and the other is Varanasi, suggests report.