(The Gist of Kurukshetra) DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY : CONNECTINH RURAL INDIA
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTING RURAL INDIA
Exponential growth of internet user, invention of modern communication devices, significant development in cloud and grid computing etc. have helped digital technology to flourish in the last decade. Broadband nternet access is seen as central for societal innovation because storing of large datasets and live communication requires good connectivity. Until recently, connectivity in rural areas was limited to slow dial-up lines. atellite connections now make broadband access possible in remote areas. Use of mobile phones has seen an enormous increase in recent years. New wireless technologies such as MESH and WiMAX, and new eneration mobile phone networks, will provide high speed internet services at sharply reduced costs, thereby dramatically increasing internet coverage in rural areas. Various access tools are converging, becoming cheaper and more flexible. New mobile phones and laptops provide omnipresent access with ample functionality for communication, transactions and transfer of data.