CSC SPV’s network, a special supervision company that runs shared centers for providing government services to the Internet in rural areas, saw a 100 percent jump in data consumption within a month.
CSC e-Governance Services India has a license to provide internet services. CSC SPV works under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It is the responsibility of implementing ‘Bharat Net’ scheme at the panchayat levels. Data consumption on CSC’s network on March 10 was 2.7 terabytes, which has increased to 4.7 terabytes as of March 30.
CSC SPV Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Tyagi told PTI-language, “As per the data consumption trend, its consumption on the network of CSC SPV is estimated to increase by almost 100 percent till date.”
He said that there has been a significant increase in data consumption since the implementation of nationwide lockdown. Tyagi said that along with the increase in data consumption in rural areas, there has also been a demand for internet access to the home via wire. As of 20 March, more than three lakh consumers have registered in 50,000 gram panchayats.
CSC through its Wi-Fi Chaupal services has also provided Wi-Fi helmspots to about 25,000 gram panchayats. Tyagi said that the rise in data consumption shows demand for internet in rural areas. In the future, it can play an important role in ending the digital gap between people.
There are more than 600 million Internet users in the country. Of these, about 29 crore users are from rural areas.