Model Gujarat’s ‘urban lag’? State’s 41% households have internet access, as against all-India average of 49%

Gujarat may be claiming to have provided the widest internet coverage compared to the rest of India through the state-sponsored Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN). However, a recent Government of India survey shows that access to internet in the state’s urban areas is just to 41.3 per cent of its households, which is far…

India’s Internet spread

The total number of Internet subscribers in India is 302 million, according to the Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report 2015. Of this, 94% access Internet on their mobile devices, while only 6% use a wired broadband connection. The Delhi telecom circle recorded the highest teledensity with 221 connections per 100 people, while states such…