WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/How companies are driving internet usage in rural india

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Timestamp
10:04, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission
How companies are driving internet usage in rural india
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, or presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Mukul
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
palebluecosmos
State of your origin (Country, if you are not based in India)
Maharashtra
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
No
Personal homepage or blog
n/a
Abstract (maximum 500 words)
The latest statistics regarding the spread of internet in India are very revealing. 100 million internet users, which is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to increasing mediums of usage, such as mobile phones. A recent report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India claims that internet usage in rural India is set to double from 12 million users in 2010 to 24 million by December 2011.

What is driving this growth? I traveled to rural Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to find the answer to that exact question. What I discovered was both comforting and inspiring. A significant driving force is the tireless effort of companies such as Google and Intel, whose teams I joined as they went about conducting programs in the most interior regions of the states previously mentioned.

My presentation is a consolidation of this experience.


Track (Community/Knowledge/Outreach/Technology)
Technology
Will you attend Wikiconference if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)