In India, Rural Internet Rollout Remains a Pipe Dream – Wall Street Journal

NEW DELHI—India’s Communications Ministry has big plans to connect hundreds of millions of villagers to the Internet. But for now, it is struggling to conquer email.

In a cramped government office, a secretary tells a visitor that it will take 15 minutes for an email she sent to arrive in his inbox. The local broadband connection is poor, he explains.

When the message does arrive, he prints it and carries it to his boss, Aruna…


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