Only 7% Internet connectivity in India through fixed line network: TRAI

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Only 7 per cent of Internet connectivity in India is through fixed line network while the global average of the same is around 46 per cent, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma said on Tuesday.

"Provisioning of broadband services through the already established Cable TV Networks will be a big help in strengthening the fixed line network infrastructure," Sharma added while speaking at an event "Broadband connectivity through Cable TV Networks" organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

According to the Ministry, currently, of the roughly 30 crore households in India, around 19 crore households have a television connection, approximately 10 crore of which have a connection provided through cable TV network. 

"A wide market is thus readily available for provisioning Internet connectivity through the vast network of cable TV networks. All policies of the government should emanate after taking into consideration the concerns of the people who actually have to implement it like the Cable TV operators," said Amit Khare, Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Ministry.



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