India’s Startup Village located in Kochi Kerala, the southern state known for its thriving tourism industry more than its technology prowess, got the fastest Internet connection in the country, at 1 Gbps on par with search giant Google’s Fiber network deployed in the US earlier.
The 1Gbps line was formally inaugurated by Kerala’s Chief Minister Oommen Chandy earlier on Nov 2012. “We are not behind Silicon Valley. Our youngsters also are privy to the best available connectivity,’’ said Startup Village chairman Mr Sanjay Vijayakumar.
India is one of the countries where the average Internet speed is the lowest. Broadband penetration in India is at a pitiful 1.2 % and average Internet speed is barely 1 Mbps. Search giant Google launched 1 Gbps Internet connection in Kansas City, USA, earlier this year.