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India Internet roundup: State of Internet access in India and Broadband connectivity in villages

Only 20% Indians connected to the Internet A study conducted by the Pew Research Center, in 32 emerging and developing nations to record 8 online activities, states that 63% of Indians who are online use the Internet to socialise. Pakistan was not included in this survey due to insufficient sample size. The survey was conducted between March and June 2014. In another internet access survey, South and Southeast Asia rank the lowest in terms of internet access rates, in which only 20% of the Indian population has internet access. 54% of adult internet users in India accessed the internet daily. ‘Keeping in touch with friends and family’ emerged as the most popular activity with the online population of countries like Senegalese (100%), Ukraine (93%) and Chile (92%) using the internet to primarily do so. The report added that less than…

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