Seven New Internet Exchanges To Be Launched In UP Today To Boost Connectivity And Digital Economy

Swarajya Staff

Dec 23, 2021, 09:24 AM | Updated 09:24 AM IST

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Giving impetus to Internet connectivity and digital economy, seven new Internet exchange nodes will be launched in Uttar Pradesh on 23 December, an official release said on Wednesday (22 December).

Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar will launch the internet exchanges.

These nodes will be located at Meerut, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Gorakhpur.

The minister is expected to launch all these exchange nodes physically from Agra while people and dignitarIes from other six locations will join virtually in the inaugural ceremony, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a release.

Till date only one Internet exchange node was operating in UP at Gautam Buddha Nagar. With seven new Internet exchanges, Internet ecosystem will be further strengthened in the state, which is taking fast strides in leveraging technology for transforming the lives of people, the ministry said.

Internet exchange improves Internet performance and speed for consumers as well as ensures better resilience, stability, efficiency and quality of Internet at a lower cost.

It benefits the netizens and promotes the arrival of more Internet service providers thereby expanding the digital market.

“Setting up of Internet exchange is a part of PM Modi's Digital India vision of connecting all Indians with Open, Safe & Trusted Internet”, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar had said in an event recently.

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