January 21, 2021

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India’s misguided internet shutdowns cost the country $2.7B in 2020

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India has one of the largest internet userbases in the world. So, whenever the central or state government decides to cut internet access for one reason or another, a large number of people and businesses are affected; that results in a large monetary loss.

According to a new report by Top10VPN — a site that tracks VPN and privacy tools –India lost nearly $2.7 billion due to internet shutdowns in 2020 — more than the combined total of the next 10 countries in the chart.India was also stayed offline for longer than any other country, at 8,927 hours last year. As per internetshutdowns.in — a site that tracks internet blockages in India — the country had 83 shutdowns in 2020.

Credit: Top10VPN