RailTel had shared a proposal with DoT to boost the Digital India programme by providing broadband service with basic phone and WiFi services in remote villages. As it already provides WiFi services at 5,900 railway stations, it would be easy for them to extend these services to the nearby villages. RailTel is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways that manages various communication systems and has two data centres in Gurugram and Secunderabad.