December 19, 2016

Just about 35% of India's population uses internet

Just about 35% of India's population uses internet. So if the government wants to transition to a cashless or digital economy, it will take some time and lots of effort.

YearInternet Users**Penetration
(% of Pop)
Total
Population
Non-Users
(Internetless)
1Y User
 Change
1Y User 
Change
Population
 Change
2016*462,124,989
34.8 %1,326,801,576864,676,58730.5 %108,010,2421.2 %
2015*354,114,747
27 %1,311,050,527956,935,78051.9 %120,962,2701.22 %
2014233,152,478
18 %1,295,291,5431,062,139,06520.7 %39,948,1481.23 %
2013193,204,330
15.1 %1,279,498,8741,086,294,54421.5 %34,243,9841.26 %
2012158,960,346
12.6 %1,263,589,6391,104,629,29326.5 %33,342,5331.29 %
2011125,617,813
10.1 %1,247,446,0111,121,828,19836.1 %33,293,9761.34 %
201092,323,838
7.5 %1,230,984,5041,138,660,66648.5 %30,157,7101.38 %
Source: http://www.internetlivestats.com/

Of the above, only 30% have speeds of 4 MPBS or more... this translates to 10% of India's population. Source: http://mrkt.co.in/2016/12/18/stats-internet-connection-speed-in-india/

I am in the 1% with internet speed in excess of 30 MBPS.

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