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Internet usage spikes in villages, Rural India laps up YouTube, Facebook and Netflix

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Internet penetration in India has increased in the past few months. The lockdown has also accelerated internet push in rural areas. According to data from CSC e-Governance Services, data consumption in BharatNet fibre backbone connected panchayats spiked to 150 Terabytes in May from just 55 TB in January. Moreover, over 300K subscribers registered for a fibre-to-home connection under the BharatNet programme in March only.