Until ten years ago, we used to go to the cyber cafe to use the internet. Many of us have had to pay expensive international fees for talking to our relatives abroad over the phone.
But with the advent of the Internet, we started going to cyber cafes to make OTT voice and video calls. We used to spend our hours in cyber cafes paying hourly fees.
But in the space of ten years, technology has taken off so fast that the Internet has reached many homes today. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have expanded their infrastructure as Internet and telecom companies expand their services across the country.
According to a survey by the Department of Statistics, 51.1 percent of households in Nepal have access to Internet services so far. Out of which, 59.2 percent urban and 34 percent rural households have access to the internet.
According to the report, 68.7 percent of households in Bagmati have access to the internet. Similarly in the second Gandaki Pradesh, 57.4 percent of households have access to the Internet.
Province No. 1 is in the third. Internet service has reached 51.3 percent of the households. Similarly, in Lumbini, the fourth largest state, 46.9 percent of households are connected to the Internet.
Province No 2 is in the fifth position. In this province, 44.6 percent of households are connected to the internet. In the sixth position Karnali province, 25.8 percent, and in the seventh position Far-Western region 24.3 percent of households have access to the Internet, according to the statistics department. The Nepal Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey covered 12,655 households across the country.