The Internet has today become more indispensable than any other technology products in the computer world. The internet users are on the rise world over. As a developing country occupying an important position in the BPO segment, India has built up great state of the art infrastructures like Communications, Internet and development centers. Internet is the backbone of the IT industry and the outsourcing domain. As recently as 2003, India was struggling with the dial-up internet services, offering poor reliability for exchange of multimedia content and vital data. Apart from the cost of the services, customers often found themselves at the wrong end of the stick, facing connectivity problems and slow connections.

The Broadband arrived with a bang around the year 2006. Along with the state-run BSNL, many private players like AirTel, TataIndicom, Reliance and many more, arrived on the scene. Competition , tough one at that, led to charges hitting rockbottom and facilities provided going up day by day. Today an average Broadband internet connection with speeds exceeding 2mbps, is available at a price of around Rs.900/pm(Around 25 US$ ) with unlimited downloads. The reliability of the internet has doubled and the speed of audio/video downloads exceed 1500kbps for an average domestic user. Streaming videos have become a reality. People are watching TV programs over the net and watching cricket matches on the net have become fashionable.

Gone are the days of the painfully slow internet connections. Today because of the Broadband and Wi-Fi revolution, many of the educational institutions have opted for online admission tests, resulting in quicker admission processes. Online shopping and bill payment customers have more than doubled and increasing number of netizens are joining in. The culture of netbanking is spreading slowly and the security concerns connected with netbanking are being resolved to the satisfaction of the internet-banking users.

The rise of the Broadband Internet Connectivity has generated renewed vigor and enthusiasm amongst the knowledge-seekers in that today the Internet in Indiat provides huge business opportuniities. Online marketing and online businesses are on the increase. India too have joined the rest of the world in promoting Internet-related businesses in a big way.

PKP Iyer, Editor, Excellone Technologies ( http://www.excellone.com ) and Java Development India ( http://www.javadevelopmentindia.com ). Our company offer Technology solutions using Java such as SPRING, J2EE, J2ME for Software Application Development and IT Outsourcing services from our offshore software development centre in India.

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