A recent RTI application has revealed that Internet speed at the Prime Minister's Office is 34 Mbps, which is very high compared with the average internet connection speed in India of 2Mbps (megabytes per second).
The RTI application was filed by Vinoth Ranganathan, co-founder of onlinerti.com. The report revealed that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is providing an average of 34Mbps speed to the Prime Ministers Office.
"There is nothing wrong for our PM to have 34Mbps speed internet. As the Prime Minister, he should have a better connectivity. Google fiber in the US provides 1 Gbps (Gigabytes per second) connectivity to ordinary citizens," said Ranganathan. "In India, the Startup Village in Kochi has 1Gbps connectivity which is almost 30 times the speed of our PMO," he said.
According to a recent "State of the Internet" quarterly report by Akamai has revealed that India ranks 115 in the world in terms of internet speed. South Korea has the maximum internet speed with 24.6Mbps. The report also mentions that the average peak connection speed in India is 14 Mbps and only 1.2% internet users in India enjoy the internet speeds of more than 10 Mbps. Read: Zuckerberg-Modi meeting to focus on Internet connectivity in India
India is expected to be the second biggest Internet population after China, has one of the slowest internet connectivity in Asia. The Narendra Modi government is planning to spend Rs 1 lakh crore under its Digital India program in the next five years to improve internet and mobile connectivity in the country. Communications and Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, recent stated at the ‘Digital India’ conference that sectors like e-commerce can become a big industry because of the broadband connectivity and high speed Internet in various parts of the country. Read: How the government can achieve Digital India feat
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