Most Indians Still on Slow Train to Internet

The majority of Indians are still riding the slow, shuttle train as far as the Internet is concerned.

Average Internet connection speed is one of the lowest for a fast-growing, high-profile nation like India, if you go by the numbers for Q1, 2011 from a recent study by Akamai.

The study shows that average Internet speed in India is a mere 0.8 Mbps compared to 14.4Mbps in South Korea, 5.3Mbps in USA, 1Mbps in China and 4.6Mbps in the UK.

Worse, 35% of Indians connect to the Internet at speeds less than 256Kbps.

Just wondering, will YouTube load at 256Kbps?

Bet you can complete jerking off or even make a baby and the page still wouldn’t have loaded. ๐Ÿ™

By the way, India is among the Top-10 countries for origin of cyber-attacks. No surprise, eh?

Internet Connection Speeds Slow in India

Say, if Internet connection speeds are so slow in India how then do these Chutias illegally download all the Bollywood, Kollywood and Hollywood films.

Maybe, they start the download Wednesday morning and watch the film on Friday evening.

And how do y’all watch those Choli-ke-Peeche Kya Hai films? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Presumably, Internet connection speeds are quite fast in offices and that’s why we see a lot of SI members logging on from their PCs at work.

6 Responses to "Most Indians Still on Slow Train to Internet"

  1. rakeshbaba   July 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    One famous quote

    “if a person doesn’t know the meaning of patience then i think he has not experienced slow internet” Responds:

    Thank God, the last time we experienced slow Internet was in the 1990s (on AO-Hell).

  2. munish   July 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm


    I cant believe you wrote 0.8 mbps

    Sir! My friend’s got a BSNL ‘Broadband’, its ‘band’ being so ‘broad’, when it gets him 30kbps of SPEED (read ferocious), he considers himself lucky! No kidding Sir! Responds:

    How unlucky.

    Wonder what you guys do when the urge to see those Choli-ke-Peeche films becomes unstoppable? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. munish   July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm


    A pendrive, a single little pendrive having lots of those ‘choli k peeche’ titles travels round the town, clockwise satisfying many fantasies & intercourse-starvations!

    Just curious Sir, how much do you have to pay for internet? & generally what speed connects you to the web? Responds:

    You write: Just curious Sir, how much do you have to pay for internet? & generally what speed connects you to the web?

    We pay around $48 a month for Internet.

    Our day-time wired connection download speed is above 15Mbps, sometimes as high as 25.33Mbps (we just checked). Upload speed is about 4Mbps.

    Speeds usually decline in the evening when neighbors jump on the network.

    Without these high-speed networks, companies like Netflix would collapse in the U.S. because they increasingly rely on streaming movies to homes.

    But our high speeds are a bit of an exception. We live in a mid-Atlantic state that has the fastest average Internet connection speeds in the U.S. (according to the Akamai report).

    BTW, we get NDTV, Times Now & a bunch of other Indian channels via the web directly to the TV. Again, these would be impossible without the high speeds.

    Also, people these days increasingly use devices like Roku, xBox etc (for Netflix streaming), Tablets (iPad, Samsung Galaxy etc) and gaming boxes that require fast Internet speeds.

    Bottom line, there’s lot of pressure and demand from both large corporations and consumers for high speeds forcing Internet service providers to open up the throttle. We think that pressure is missing in India!

  4. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   July 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    You would have probably seen this…
    That’s not porn.. just some semi-nude pics of Miranda Kerr. Responds:

    After the ‘news’ got out, the employee probably now has all the time to ogle at naughty pictures! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. mappi   July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am


    This statistics is a bit strange. Maybe its in view with Akamai Web Apps ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It would be interesting to see the source or how the survey was conducted. When I visited my sister in Chennai recently (May’11), I was satisfied with the internet speed at her place. Would have accepted if the statistics showed very low WIFI users.The speed is above average and fits the category BroadBand.

    Mappi Responds:

    The below two links might provide additional insight:

  6. boopalanj   July 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    off topic: jus was watching this kid n her expressions!! Responds:

    Nice one.

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