February 5, 2024 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on the installation of a wireless internet cloud at the College of Education Akwanga in Nasarawa State. This move is a direct response to the NCC’s commitment following the recent enactment of the Nasarawa State Right of Way Regulation 2023, which eliminates charges for the installation, placement, laying, and maintenance of telecommunication network facilities in the state.
Governor Abdullahi A. Sule’s administration in Nasarawa State has garnered praise for its implementation of the Right of Way Regulation 2023, seen as a pivotal step in fostering a thriving digital economy within the state.
The comprehensive project encompasses various components, including a 10-kilometer fibre network, a network operating centre, a dedicated power bank featuring a 10-kVA hybrid online inverter, 240 Mbps of free internet service, and one free-line internet bandwidth.
The Nasarawa State Government officially endorsed the removal of Right of Way (RoW) charges for the installation, placement, laying, and maintenance of telecommunications network facilities within the state. The regulatory change, instituted through the signing of the Right of Way Regulation 2023, took effect on December 29, 2023.
The NCC’s initiation of the Wireless Internet Cloud installation at the College of Education Akwanga reflects a tangible step towards enhancing connectivity and digital access in Nasarawa State, aligning with broader efforts to advance the digital landscape across the African continent.