accessibility India

India’s broadband users

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Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

However, you’re much more likely to have access to the internet if you live in a city rather than in the countryside – where most Indians live. There’s also a gender disparity.

Women are 50% less likely to use mobile internet than men, according to a 2019 study.

Last year, Reality Check found that an ambitious project to establish the internet across rural India made strong progress early on, but was struggling to meet targets.