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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

India lags in broadband penetration

ST Team
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
ST Team
India has touched 2.5 million broadband subscriber base, i.e. every one out of four hundred people have a broadband connection. In fact, this being the reality the government has set a target of getting 20 million Indians access to broadband Internet by 2010. A mammoth and ambitious task, but is it realistic?

India has to overcome the three main roadblocks for low penetration - incapability of network to offer broadband Internet solutions, lack of computer education, and penetration of PCs.

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