75 years unmatched: Internet started in India for the first time in 1995… this is how it started

When India became independent on 15 August 1947, India was far behind. India had to make a long journey. After this, India started this journey and the journey continued on the path of progress. From 1947 till today, India has made a lot of development in many areas, whether it is in the field of technology or telecommunications, sports or cinema. Since independence, India had started making records year after year and this process continued continuously. On the occasion of the Amrit Festival of Independence, in this way, we are telling you the story of this series according to every year, in which year India has created what record.

In such a situation, today is the year 1995. This year India made such a progress, which has changed both the condition and direction of today’s India. Actually, the Internet entered India in 1995 itself and this Internet has worked to bring revolution. So know the story of 1995, how the Internet entered India….

What happened in 1995 special?

The year 1995 is mentioned in the pages of the history of India because of the Internet. Internet was first started in India in the year 1995. This feat was done on 15 August 1995 and from this day internet service started in India. Let us tell you that in 1995, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited started public Internet for the first time. Earlier there was no internet facility for common man.

Although there was internet facility even before this, but it started in 1995 at the commercial level. According to reports, Dial Up was started in 1986 for email passing through NCST and IITs. Along with this, internet was used for education etc. But in 1995 it was started on commercial level. At this time the internet was very expensive and it is said that at that time the speed was 10 kbps and for 250 hours of internet one had to pay up to 15 thousand rupees. In such a situation, internet was very expensive at that time.

During that time, professionals, non-professionals, commercial, exporters and service providers used to get internet at different rates. Also, their plans were based on 9.6 kbps, 64 kbps and 128 kbps. For this internet users had to spend lakhs of rupees and a landline phone was also required to run the internet.

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