International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Library Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Growth of Internet Users with Special Emphasis on COVID-19 Impact

Dr. Niti Mollah

Abstract: In the atmosphere of COVID-19 pandemic, life has drastically changed. Many of us now work from home, turn to telemedicine to see a doctor, watch more Netflix to stay entertained, and use online communication tools to talk with friends. This resulted in a significant increase in internet data usage over the first few months of the outbreak. Today nearly around 4.57 billion people are active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing roughly 60 per cent of the global population. The paper aims to analyze the growth of internet use in the post COVID-19 pandemic. The paper makes use of secondary data from several online sources such as IAMAI, Internet Live Stats, TRAI, Our world data, statista, and applies a number of quantitative and cartographic techniques using QGIS to examine the spatial growth of internet use. Study shows that there is a great leap forward in the use of the internet worldwide and post globalization in India. Pandemic has caused great enhancement in the use of the internet, though all may not be productive.

Keywords: Internet user, Internet penetration, ARPANET, ISP, New Normal, Pandemic

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1292 - 1301

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