Question raised in Lok Sabha on internet connectivity in rural areas, 11/03/2020

Internet is being currently accessed mainly through mobile wireless technologies, which at present cover more than 95% of the population of the country. As per the data collected from the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) in 2019, it is estimated that out of total 5,97,618 inhabited villages, including Gram Panchayats (as per the Census 2011) in the country, about 5,69,897 are covered by mobile services. Mobile coverage in the remaining villages is being provided by Telecom Service Providers, and the Government in a phased manner.