After years of delay, >100M Indians are ready to be connected with fiber, Wi-Fi, and LTE.
Phase 1 is finished of India's BharatNet, the most ambitious rural connectivity program in history. The expectation is all 250,000 regional councils and 625,000 villages will be reached by GPON fiber. Minister Manoj Sinha is optimistic they will beat the March 2019 completion target.
Most villages will have local Wi-Fi, sometimes from the local Post Office and often through a program of local businesses. Fiber backhaul is being provided inexpensively to the Indian telcos, who are installing LTE. Reliance Jio, already reaching over 80% of Indians, will presumably use BharatNet backhaul as they extend their LTE network to 95% of Indians.