With the availability of high speed internet, locals in the Upper Mustang are now relieved from the hassles they faced in communicating with friends and family members living both within and outside the county.
The access of the high-speed internet in their home villages has ended their compulsion to reach the district headquarters-- Jomsom-- for internet connectivity and find a suitable area for smooth internet connection for mobile conversation.
Locals of Baglung, Muktinath, Loghekar-Damodarkunda and Lomanthang Rural Municipality are now enjoying smooth communications with the improved bandwidth of the internet.
Ghamjughuti Gurung, a local of Charang, said the high speed internet has made communications easier within and outside the country. This has also made it easier for students to continue their learning activities through online classes as most schools and colleges are shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the expansion of communications facilities, the lives and lifestyles of geographically remote and distant areas have witnessed a sea change,” he said.
The mobile service has brought unprecedented changes in the lifestyle of the local people. “The internet access has made us able to exchange ideas and make communications far and wide from a closet. It was very difficult when there was poor connectivity,” Gurung further said.
Tasi Gurung, a local of Lomanthang, shared that the improved internet connectivity has greatly helped them to facilitate development works, deliver public services and market local products. “In addition, it has also contributed to the promotion of tourism in the area”, he added.
The state-owned Nepal Telecom has expanded its internet service in Thasang, Gharpajhong and Baragung Mukti Kshetra Rural Municipality through wire and fiber connectivity. Senior Engineer of Nepal Telecom, Baglung, Keshab Sharma shared that the Telecom has operated 3G service from Muktinath, Damodarkunda to Korala border checkpoint.
Source: The state-owned Nepal Telecom has expanded its internet service in Thasang, Gharpajhong and Baragung Mukti Kshetra Rural Municipality through wire and fiber connectivity.