November 17 2020, The number of internet connections in India has crossed 750 million at end August 2020, 25 years after the service was thrown open on August 15 1995. The number of connections doubled from 340 million since March 2016 says a report inTimes of India yesterday. 61% of these are in urband areas and 97% are wireless connections.
Just six States account for 260 million, or 35 per cent of all the internet connections in the nation. these are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
By end August India has 767 million Internet connections, of which 710 are broadband connections. 97% of broadband is on mobile devices. Jio has 53% of the market share among broadband providers, followed by 23 % Airtel and18% Vodafone ( now includes Idea) an 4% the state owned BSNL.