Though the internet became a functional entity in the late 1960’s, it was only during the early 1990’s that it became commercialised and available to the common man. Since then there has been a phenomenal growth in this field with more advancements and progress making it what it is today.
Kerala not only has the highest literacy levels in the country, but this beautiful coastal state is also the most connected to broadband internet. So much so that the state government has even gone ahead and announced that internet is the basic human right of every indigene of this state!
Over the years, there have been a lot of changes and advancements in internet technology, but the driving force behind further improvements in information technology and communication hasn’t abated. Gone are the days when internet could only be accessed through the slow dial-up process through lines that weren’t always free. Those were the days when sending emails and having email addresses were intriguing events that got people excited.
It was not so long ago when we were struggling with the slow dial-up system of accessing the internet, but already most people seem to have forgotten the frustration of erratic connectivity after the introduction of the broadband internet. Since its advent, broadband internet became an instant hit due to its high-speed connectivity and constant availability. It can be accessed in four different ways, namely, cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), fiber-optics and direct satellite connections.