It is to provide broadband connectivity to over two lakhs Gram Panchayats through optical fibre network with a minimum bandwidth of 100 Mbps.

It is aimed to fill the connectivity gap between Gram Panchayat and Block level.

Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) is the special purpose vehicle created as a PSU for execution of NOFN.

It is funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund.
The project was intended to enable the government of India to provide e-services and e-applications nationally like e-health, e-education and e-governance etc.

All the Service Providers like Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), ISPs, Cable TV operators etc. will be given non-discriminatory access to the National Optic Fibre Network and can launch various services in rural areas.

It is under the Digital India program