Everest Base Camp has internet facility now

Kathmandu, Aug 28:The Everest Base Camp also has internet facility now, according to the anchor story in Abhiyan. The Everest Link has taken the broadband connection to the base camp with an investment of Rs 20 million.

Chief Executive Officer of the company, Chhiring Sherpa, says his company had started studying possibility of internet connection since 2002 and actual works for the connection began in 2014. Hotel entrepreneurs, mountaineers and trekkers will benefit from the service most, according to him.

The report has claimed that the internet connection in the base camp area including Lukla, Khumbu, Chaurikharka, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche, Tengboche and Dingboche is faster than the service available in Kathmandu.

The service users, however, have to pay a high cost for the connection. Chief Technical Officer of the company, Chhehang Lama, says 100 MB data costs USD 200. Nepali customers, however, get Rs 100 discount in each package.

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