Internet Society Hyd chapter plans to set up 50 community network centres in rural areas of Telangana
Hyderabad: About 50 community network centres will be set up in rural areas of Telangana that will aid in providing Internet access to villages. A few people will also be trained as mentors so that they can help others, said K Mohan Raidu, President of Internet Society (ISco) Hyderabad chapter, which works to bridge the digital divide.
It will also mobilise spare devices and supply to the needy, he said at the `Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum – Local Hub Hyderabad,’ an event that ISco organised together with industry body Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI).
“Each day without Internet connectivity is a lost opportunity,” he said adding that it supports the development and deployment of new internet exchange points (IXP).
ISoc supports open standards and will work with Governments to take the Internet to the unreached. It is also in favour of multi-lingual Internet and implementation of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The Hyderabad Chapter will also work closely with universities and colleges to initiate internet projects on their campuses.
K Bhasker Reddy, FTCCI President, said India internet users are expected to reach 900 million by 2025 from 622 million internet users in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 45% until 2025. The Indian market is expected to register a greater number of rural internet users than urban internet users by 2025.
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