1 Gbps Internet to Blaze Kerala Startup Village

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Bangalore: Gone are the days when India was mentioned in the list of Slow Internet speeds. India’s Startup Village located in Kerala got the fastest Internet connection in the country, at 1 Gbps. It is now only the second place in the world, after Kansas City in US, to experience this ultra-fast connectivity.

The facility was formally introduced on November 17 by Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy, helping Startup Village in its mission to bring out world-class startups from Indian campuses.

Startup Village Chairman, Sanjay Vijayakumar, said on this development, “We are not behind Silicon Valley. Our youngsters also are privy to the best available connectivity. Startup Village aims to build the elements of a world class tech ecosystem to realize the dream of a Silicon Coast in India. Apart from 100% teledensity and literacy, the submarine landing station at Kochi creates a perfect backdrop to try this ambitious pilot to effectively change the tech start-up policies in India to be at par with Silicon Valley”.

Earlier this year, Google launched 1Gbps at Startup Village, Kansas City, a leading tech incubator in US, as part of the Google Fibre Network.

Startup Village in Kochi, Kerala is a public private incubator which aims to produce nearly 1000 software product companies in the next 10 years.

Earlier, Kerala also announced a policy for student entrepreneurs; giving them 20 % attendance and 4 % grace marks if they start up during college. And last week it also announced 1 lakh sq ft Land from Government.

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