22/09/2015: MINISTER OF STATE FOR IT AND TELECOM CHAIRED 42ND BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING OF USF CO.       14/09/2015: CONTRACTS WORTH RS. 8.76 BILLION IN TOTAL AWARDED BY UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND TO TELENOR & UFONE       10/06/2015: MINISTER OF STATE FOR IT AND TELECOM CHAIRED 39TH BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING OF USF CO.       15/05/2015: MINISTER OF IT AND TELECOM MS. ANUSHA RAHMAN CHAIRED 38TH BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING OF USF CO       25/04/2015: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar approves release of funds for USF Telecentres       19/02/2015: Contract worth Rs 1.9 billion awarded by USF to Telenor       22/01/2015: Minister for IT & Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman Chaired 37th Board of Director’s Meeting       19/11/2014: MINISTER OF STATE FOR IT AND TELECOM Ms. ANUSHA RAHMAN CHAIRED 36TH BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING       17/07/2014: Universal Service Fund disburses record amount subsidy of Rs. 4.2 Billion in FY 2013-14       18/04/2014: USF organizes Workshop on Broadband       26/03/2014: Federal Minister for Finance lauds USF Telecentre Programme       30/12/2013: Minister for IT and Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman Chaired 33rd Board of Directors Meeting       27/12/2013: Consultative session held with telecom operators regarding establishment of Telecentres       24/12/2013: USF awards contracts to provide broadband services in RTR and NTR-1       09/12/2013: Telecenters would be established to provide E-services to unprivileged people of rural areas: Ms. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for IT       28/11/2013: Minister of State for IT, Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan paid a surprise visit to the Fiber Optic Route of Chirah-Lehtrar-Kotli Sattian here on Thursday.       23/10/2013: Minister of State for IT & Telecom Chairs Meeting Regarding Telecenters       18/09/2013: Minister of State for IT and Telecom Chaired 32nd Board of Director’s Meeting       12/07/2013: Achievements of USF       05/07/2013: Minister of State for Information Technology Ms Anusha Rahman Khan while chairing a board meeting of Universal Service Fund       20/05/2013: USF celebrates World Telecom and Information Society Day 2013       11/04/2013: The Minister of IT visits Universal Service Fund.      
Optic Fiber Project

USF aims to promote development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served rural areas of Pakistan to make available and affordable, the voice telephony and basic data services, throughout the length and breadth of the country. This requires also the establishment of a stable and reliable Optic Fiber Network in all corners of the country. This project aims to extend the Optic Fiber connectivity to the un-served Tehsil HQs in Pakistan, for meeting the growing requirements of Voice, Data and Video in these areas.

Extending fiber cables to Tehsils helps the telecom service providers in extending all kinds of telecom services to those areas. It is like building information motor-ways to all Tehsils.


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Follwoing are the objectives to be achieved through the Optic Fiber Project:

Facilitating ICTs like:
  1.  Basic Telephony (GSM, WLL, Wired) especially for very remote areas like Chaghi Balochistan
  2.  Broadband (wired and wireless)
  3.  Tele-centers
  4.  Tele-medicine
  5.  E-services for AIOU, Nadra, Post Office
High capacity to carry all different types of ICT Traffic e.g. Voice, data, video etc.
Improving the ICT services in rural areas, thereby help in bridging the digital divide.
Availability of Optical Fiber Backbone  to all commercial telecom operators and non commercial government organizations which will help expand ICT services to far flung areas, reduce its cost and increase ICT Penetration.
Provideing high quality back haul services for rural Broadband and up-coming next generation services such as 3G etc. 


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