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Broadband density in India

A recent report says,

  • Every 200th Punjabi has a broadband connection. Punjab has 106,892 broadband connections.
  • Punjab circle also ranks among the top five in the country in per capita mobile connections.
  • Haryana minus Gurgaon and Faridabad has 40,212 broadband connections (as of Dec 31, 2007)
  • Jammu & Kashmir has about 10,000 broadband connections
  • Himachal Pradesh has about 7,000 broadband connections
  • In 2005 BSNL had 47.69% of the market share, in 2007 it shrunk to 31.29%. The pie has become larger and other private players have come in. Stil, BSNL has the largest share of the broadband subscriber base.
  • Andhra Pradesh has 234,099 broadband connections.
  • Karnataka has 331,937 broadband connections.
  • Maharashtra + Goa has 654,308 broadband connections.
  • Delhi + Gurgaon + Faridabad + Noida + Gaziabad has 409,507 broadband connections.
  • Broadband penetration per 1000 citizens (Dataquest-IDC e-Gov Survey 2008): Delhi (84), Goa (28), Maharashtra (20)

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