DES grilled over high WiFi scheme budget

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry has come under heavy fire after it sought a high budget of 7.5 billion baht for the five-year maintenance of its WiFi hotspot project covering 24,700 remote villages, known as the Net Pracharat scheme.

DES Ministry representatives were invited by a House committee on communications, telecommunications, and digital economy and society to explain its budget request on Feb 5.

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Komsan Tortermvasana