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UP to get 7 more internet exchange nodes, the digital economy and connectivity should improve

UP will get seven additional internet exchange nodes on Thursday, improving internet connectivity and the digital economy in the state.

Uttar Pradesh will get an additional 7 Internet exchange nodes on Thursday, December 23, 2021. (Representative image)

Uttar Pradesh is expected to receive seven new internet exchange nodes on Thursday, which will boost the state’s internet connectivity and digital economy.

According to the details, these nodes will be located in Meerut, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Gorakhpur, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to physically launch all these exchange nodes from Agra.

To date, only one Internet clearinghouse has been operational at UP’s Gautam Buddha Nagar. With seven new internet exchanges, the internet ecosystem will be further strengthened in the state, which is rapidly advancing in the use of technology to transform people’s lives.

Internet exchange improves the performance and speed of the Internet for consumers. At the same time, they ensure better resilience, stability, efficiency and quality of the Internet at a lower cost.

“This benefits Internet users and encourages the arrival of more Internet service providers, thus expanding the digital market. Establishing an Internet exchange is part of PM Modi’s Digital India vision to connect all Indians to an open, secure and reliable Internet, ”said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS for Information Technology.

According to MeiTY, under the NDA-led government, as the number of broadband users increased from 250 million to around 840 million, data consumption increased 189-fold (from 62.9 petabytes to 11,924 petabytes).

On the other hand, proactive and supportive government policies have caused Internet service providers to drop from approx. 221 to approx. 1556 (7-fold increase) in the last 7 years since 2014.

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