“High-speed mobile Internet services are restored on a trial basis in Ganderbal, Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir over a year after the facility was suspended”, Principal Secretary, Shaleen Kabra said in an order on Sunday.
The resumption of 4G Internet services came days after the government had informed the Apex Court that a special committee looking into the matter was considering permitting the facility on a trial basis in two districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The order stated that high-speed Internet services will be provided to the subscribers of the post-paid connection while prepaid users would be able to enjoy the benefit of the services only after completing the verification process.
The rest of the people in Jammu and Kashmir shall continue to be restricted to 2G services only. Internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir before the Centre’s announcement last year on August 5 that the special status of the state would be repealed and it would be bifurcated into two Union Territories.
The government had restored the internet services on January 25, but it had asked the service provider to limit the access to only the websites white-listed by the government and restrict the speed to 2G.