With the availability of high-speed internet, folks of Upper Mustang have come out from hassles in communications. It has ended their compulsion to reach the district headquarter, Jomsom, for internet connectivity and find the area near the mobile tower for mobile conversation.
Locals of Baglung, Muktinath, Loghekar-Damodarkunda, and Lomanthang rural municipality now are enjoying smooth communication owing to the improved bandwidth of the internet.
Ghamjughuti Gurung, a local of Charang, said the high-speed internet has made communications easier within and outside the country and moreover it has eased the students to pursue their online education in the difficult times of coronavirus. “With the expansion of communication facilities, the lives and lifestyles of geographically remote and distant areas have witnessed a sea change”.
"Internet access has made us able to exchange ideas and make communications far and wide from a closet. It was very difficult when there was poor connectivity", Gurung added.
Tasi Gurung, a local of Lomanthang, shared that the improved internet connectivity has helped in facilitating development works, delivering public services, and marketing local products. “In addition, it has also contributed to the promotion of tourism in the area”, he added. The mobile service has brought unprecedented changes in the lifestyle of the local people, he further informed.
The state-owned Nepal Telecom has expanded its internet service in Thasang, Gharpajhong, and Baragung Muktichhetrarural municipality through wire and fiber connectivity. Senior Engineer of Telecom Baglung section, Keshab Sharma shared that the Telecom has operated 3G service from Muktinath, Damodarkunda to Korala border checkpoint.