Government to set a new standard for broadband speed, not less than 2MBPS

Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister - The TeCake

Are you tired of sluggish internet connection and poor download speed? Well, soon your usual web surfing experience is going to be transformed as Indian Government is thinking about the slow internet connections and boost up internet speed to four-fold than of now.

Yes, as per the sourced report, Indian Government is chipping away on improving the internet speed and to set a mandatory broadband speed of 2 Mbps. Presently the speed of the web connection is settled on 512 kbps which are about to change with the new policy and soon the users will get a high-speed internet connection with 2mbps coverage.

The last hike in internet speed was held in August 2014 to 512kbps, and now this speed seems to pretty slow in contrast to current 4G connectivity standards.

As spoken by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Government is considering commencing a policy for boosting up the minimum internet speed from current 512kbps to 2 Mbps. The flourishing start-up of this high-speed internet will cover the entire India and will be delivered to an array of consumer services including mobile apps, online retail, cabs and social media.

A recently held research ‘Akamai State of Internet report’ which is based on the survey report of global internet speed, India has the slowest internet speed among Asia-specific countries with an average of 2.8 Mbps speed as of December 2015. On the other hand, global speed for internet connectivity is 6.3 Mbps.

Along with the government, TRAI – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India also has recommended minimum 2 Mbps speed for all broadband operated in India. In addition to this, TRAI also has launched an App called ‘MySpeed’ for checking the quality and speed of the internet service.

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