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Internet becomes 25 on 15th August 2020 in India



Official Internet completed 25 years (Silver Jubilee) of launch in India on 74th Independence Day 15th August 2020

Internet service was launched in India on 15th August 1995 on the day of Independence celebrations. However, India was having worldwide internet connectivity from the beginning of 1986 but it was purely for research and education. Its official launch for the public came in 1995.  

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited was the company behind bringing the internet in India. Since its public launch in 1995 half of the population of India using the Internet for their purpose today.

The Government Of India took the decision to give internet distribution rights to the public from VSNL to private firms in 1998. This brings the rapid growth of internet connectivity across India.

In his 7th Independence Day speech at Red Fort Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced gram panchayat level super-fast optical fiber connectivity in the next 1000 days.


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