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Growth of cyber cafes declines from 60% in 2004 to 20% in 2008: Report

The growth of cyber cafes has declined sharply in India from almost 60 per cent in 2004 and 2005 to about 20 per cent in 2008, reveals a CII-IMRB Broadband report. According to the report, there are 1,80,000 cyber cafes in the country. Cyber cafes provide the largest access point for internet access at 36 per cent followed by home (30%) and office (25%).

The growth of cyber cafes has declined sharply in India from almost 60 per cent in 2004 and 2005 to about 20 per cent in 2008, reveals a CII-IMRB Broadband report. According to the report, there are 1,80,000 cyber cafes in the country. Cyber cafes provide the largest access point for internet access at 36 per cent followed by home (30%) and office (25%).

According to Rajesh Charria, president, Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI), the decline in growth has been due to the extra-strict laws of maintaining a log of all sites visited by a customer along with a copy of his or her id proof. “While there should be no compromise with security, the government should make a central law for cafes and remove local police interference,” Rajesh Charria has said. [Source: Economic Times]

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