AAMCHANET, the free WiFi service introduced at the popular Ganesh pandals and immersion sites across Mumbai, received a massive response from the devotees.
The service was implemented as a result of the partnership between IN-Broadband and Maharashtra Cable Operators Federation (MCOF), which enabled throngs of devotees to stay connected with the web.
According to the official statement by IN-Broadband, over 1,30,000 devotees used the service during the fortnight-long festival, culminating on Thursday with the immersion of Ganesha idols.
The free service was provided in many places including Lalbaughcha Raja Pandal, Ganesh Galli and popular immersion site of Girgaon Chowpatty.
“AAMCHANET service was a first-of-its-kind initiative and was introduced with the aim to offer hordes of devotees visiting pandals for the elephant God’s blessing an opportunity to celebrate this festival with their loved ones and friends irrespective of distance,” Yugal Sharma, IN-Broadband CEO, said.
“We are pleased to see the great response to ‘AAMCHANET’ services and hope with this, we were able to ensure devotees could celebrate on the go, as ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ bids adieu to their favourite God today,” he added.
IN-Broadband is part of NXT Digital, which is a next generation digital services platform, combining the best of DTH (Direct-to-Home) and cable technology.