Good news, rural broadband usage is on the rise in India!
Will the broadband penetration help in consumption of Indic content?
Read in Mint (Oct 11, 2010) an article titled “Play it again, Sam” which is about Tech Czar Sam Pitroda working on taking broadband to every corner of India. Few highlights, Panchayats, schools will be connected to fibre optic Building a vast information network, Public Information Infrastructure (PII), which will make the government a lot […]
Read in few papers today that the user base of Rural web users in India will grow by 30% in 2010 (as compared to 2008). This study was conducted jointly by IAMAI & IMRB (the site hasn’t been updated forever). The report says the number of active internet users in Rural India is set to […]
It is encouraging to learn from a research carried out by IMRB/I-Cube that the userbase in Rural India is increasing. The report doesn’t talk about how the rural India connects to the net but my guess is most of them in rural India access the internet using BSNL broadband. I recall reading a while ago […]