Great news. Finally the Jammu & Kashmir administration is restoring the 4G internet services. In an announcement made by the administration on Friday, it was established that the 4G mobile internet services shall be restored all across the Union Territory.  

There was an extension of the ban on high-speed mobile data services on January 22 till February 6 in the UT. This happy news was shared by Rohit Kansal via Twitter. He is the J&K’s  principal secretary, power and information. 

All this while during the extended ban only Ganderbal and Udhampur were the two districts to have access to high-speed mobile data services. Whereas in other districts, the internet speed was restricted to 2G only.

For this continuous restriction, ban of Internet services in J&K the home department in January provided a reason. According to that this was done keeping  in mind the apprehensions that were found about the dissemination of inflammatory and seditious propaganda.

The administration shared that as per the reports by the law enforcement agencies it is indicative that because of these restrictions the government has helped foil the “outrageous designs of the radical and terrorist organisations that were operating in Jammu and Kashmir.” 

Taking a look back, the mobile internet services in Jammu were suspended in August last year. This step was taken for security reasons, keeping in view the abrogation of Article 370. An article that granted special status to the erstwhile state.

After about six months, in January 2020, the low-speed Internet or 2G internet service were restored. But on January 9, the high-speed mobile internet ban was extended further till January 22.

On August 16, 2020, high-speed mobile data services were restored but only on a trial basis. Ganderbal and Udhampur were the places and here also only post-paid sim card cardholders could use the high speed Internet.