India will soon be getting brand-new Wi-Fi hot spots.

The government will be providing free Wi-Fi to over 1,000 villages under a new pilot project called Digital Village.

In the upcoming months, each of the villages selected will get its own Wi-Fi hot spot, which will be mounted on a tower and will be primarily focused at common service centers for locals to use.

According to an official with the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the program will provide basic development service in rural areas using digital technology along with interactive education and medical services.

The initial phase of this project will cost around 62 million, and it's planned to be extended to other parts of the country.

As noted by Tech Wire Asia, roughly two-thirds of Indians live in rural areas where internet access is not available.

For NewsBeat Social, I'm Matt Paul.