Ban on high-speed Internet on mobiles extended till April 3: J&K govt.

The J&Ok administration on Thursday determined to proceed with the ban on the high-speed Web for all cell phone customers in J&Ok, regardless of requests by political events and civil society teams to revive it within the wake on the COVID-19 disaster.

The J&Ok House division mentioned the choice to prolonged the ban until April 3 “was taken after contemplating the general safety and the studies of the regulation enforcement companies inter alia”.

“The Web velocity shall be restricted to 2G solely. The post-paid SIM card holders shall be supplied with entry to the Web. Nonetheless, such entry shall not be made obtainable on pre-paid sim playing cards except verified as per the norms relevant for post-paid connections,” reads the order.

The choice comes regardless of native political events and civil society teams demanding restoration of 4G within the wake of the COVID-19 unfold in J&Ok.

Lately launched Nationwide Convention (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah had additionally demanded restoration of 4G to assist folks to remain alert on COVID19. “We’re being instructed to be taught via Web how you can keep protected from the pandemic, however what would we be taught, once we can not open something on the web with 2G velocity,” he mentioned.

Kashmir Personal Faculty Affiliation Jammu & Kashmir (PSAJK) president G.N. Var mentioned the absence of high-speed Web had left college students away for on-line courses.

“Courses solely on-line via apps and software program like Zoom and Google Classroom are the one possibility for the colleges until they reopen. Excessive-speed Web facility at house is the one approach to assist college students to be taught remotely,” mentioned Mr. Var.

Solely mounted line broadband service is allowed in Kashmir. Nonetheless, over 65 lakh cell customers proceed to attach web sites with 2G velocity, which is incompatible to entry many dynamic web sites, locals mentioned.

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