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Every other day you hear about another startup company making a splash. And so many of them depend on the Internet to do their stuff.
Be it buying books or a movie ticket, catching the headlines of the hour, shopping for apparel and accessories or just chatting away with friends. Online is the ecosystem where more and more Indians spend a sizeable chunk of their time.
But the booming Digital India story may hit a bump if we go by a new report from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
The commission is an initiative by the International Telecommunication Union and the Unesco. The report ranks India 131 (out of 189 countries) for fixed broadband subscriptions and 155 in mobile subscriptions in 2014.
Worse, the rankings indicate a drop of 6 and 42 places, respectively, from 2013. Here is some more lowdown: