Nobel laureates villages to have Wi-Fi connections

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Published on 18 Jun 2016 9:50 AM GMT

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Chennai: The ancestral villages of the two Nobel laureates in Thanjavur district will now have 2Mbps Wi-Fi internet connection. The internet facility in the village of India’s first scientists comes after the initiative was taken by the World Broadband Alliance (WBA).Villages Purasakudi, about 20 km from Thanjavur, will have internet access from June 20, the World Wi-Fi Day.

Micro-sense India executive director Sujit Singh said, "Access points are being set up using Micro-sense's path breaking Cloud Wi-Fi platform near schools, the panchayat office, prominent streets and residential parts in the two villages where most of the 1000-odd families own smartphones."

World famous physicist C V Raman's ancestral home is in Purasakudi. Raman's grandnephew V S Sunder who is a mathematician at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences in the city welcomed the initiative.

Raman's grandniece Uma Parameswaran, a retired English professor is now based in Canada.

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