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ERIC Number: ED411820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Internet in the Indian Context.
Rao, Sizigendi Subba
This paper presents briefly the concept of the Internet and lists the Internet service providers in India (Education and Research Network from Department of Electronics, National Informatics Network from National Informatics Center, Gateway Internet Access Service from Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, and SOFTNET from Software Technology Parks India) with their objectives, services and tariff. It discusses the preparedness of India to join the information superhighway by mentioning the activities of various organizations, grouping them broadly under business, directories, investment, newspapers, online information, religious, tourism, exhibitions/conferences, software products and campaign. Discussion then moves to the limitations to Internet access in India by way of infrastructure with limitations on leased lines, expensive hourly usage costs due to lack of tie-ups with Internet companies and gauging the popularity of World Wide Web sites. The paper concludes that the booming Indian information technology market trend encourages the Internet service providers to expand and Internet awareness is on the rise through various seminars/workshops coupled with live demonstrations. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India