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Why Big Tech is racing to bring the internet to India

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Only a fraction of India's 1.3 billion people have access to the internet. Now Western tech companies are vying to change that and rake in billions in the process. This is what India coming online means for the internet everywhere else.
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uindy4 (7 days ago)
India needs gdpr of europe.
TheZacman2 (16 days ago)
In America, we just took the initiative to build the infrastructure ourselves. Why can't India, one of the top ten economies in the world, take care of its own communication technology needs? Also, why would they let a foreign company make money off them when they could keep the money in their own economy by building the network with a homegrown company? Out of a population of more than a billion people they can't form a competent technology company to provide internet access? Why is it that certain countries do a good job maintaining themselves while others don't and just wait for things to be handed to them?
Richard Goode (17 days ago)
India development as technology in country as a Asia industry with connect to export as investment with the international sector to a global industry in sector to operation in advanced technology.
Anirudh Kumar (18 days ago)
Indian Government 🇮🇳🇮🇳 ❤️😍
Marquez (19 days ago)
India need toilet first...
H Eck (19 days ago)
Leroy Hill (19 days ago)
India should do what china did for its internet it will really help its economy and people
Xtreme Gamerz (21 days ago)
I thought T series wanted more subs 😂
Athul Paul (21 days ago)
Alipt Shrivastava (22 days ago)
12 year old can make better documentary than this . Always lack of information and showing India as a rural country
Bhupati (22 days ago)
There;s a reason to call CNN as fake news.This representation of India stands testimony to that!
keanoa kiro (23 days ago)
Thank you Americans for portraying India like this the reason why India is getting closer to Russia and China...
vasanthi dharmar (23 days ago)
please don't name India as democracy.. we don't have right to free speech.. one criticism is putting our future at rish
al kal (23 days ago)
Newer and stricter regulations needed.our corruption will hinder this.
al kal (23 days ago)
This is high time to get a indian search engine and ban search engine like Google. MAKE IN INDIA.
श्रीमान केविन स्पेसी (24 days ago)
Watching this on JIO with the speed less than 2G 😒😒😒😒
Ashik Jonathan (24 days ago)
Beware guys Google fb cnn etc leftist Shadow Banning control freak organizations.
Telugu Gaming (25 days ago)
2:09 snapchat?? We don't want that shit.. I REPEAT, WE DONT NEED IT!!!
Just another Bird (25 days ago)
Bobs and vagene google searches will sky rocket
grandhe gopichand (25 days ago)
Bullshit... providing public WiFi to grab the people's data ..any stealing their privacy .. And selling it for companies...
Shouvik Ghosh (25 days ago)
India is already the 2nd largest user of internet in the world thx to Jio . Now it's a race for 1st place .💐
RANDOM GAMING (25 days ago)
Stop mega company take over, government everywhere should be the one in control.
Mega Selfie (26 days ago)
No wonder so many people hates CNN. Talking about internet while showing only the most poorest neighborhoods in India. 🤦‍♂️
Ujjal Das (28 days ago)
Haha. Foreign media sitar aur tabla se suruwat karega malum tha.
pohkhui (28 days ago)
If cost of smartphone is less than $15, monthly subscription fee no more than $1, number of users will spike.
abhinandan sharma (29 days ago)
ye chutiya hai
Meer (30 days ago)
2:03 when i saw that woman i remembered the Family Guy episode of press Red Button to turn them off 🤣
Devender Singh (1 month ago)
I don't think fiction of Indian use Indian internet We have spend more data then USA do you believe? check it
Tyler Durden (1 month ago)
Fuck off cnn from India
Sri Raj (1 month ago)
It’s funny how media projects life as only having internet and money to shell out ? Only scapegoats get inspired by these hallow propaganda
Bha Ratha (1 month ago)
Reason why China Builds it's own platforms.. Indians have always had slave mentality. We produce shit, with thousands of engineers we neither design or maintain nearly everything that we consume. We can't even manage our poop & pee 🤣😂🤣. India easily be a giant rat lab for world
allen gomez (1 month ago)
Ive been using the internet since i was a kid. Its a bit hard to believe that most of the population still dosent have access to the internet
KAUSHIK KUMAR (1 month ago)
Can you please go to the middle class once instead of old Delhi and shanty slums? India is bigger than just that .. And this music very stereotypical.. Try adding something new with Indian musical instruments
joel allwyn (1 month ago)
It'd be amazing if internet helps out in bringing a level playing field to rural India.
You know who i am (1 month ago)
I think the most profitable website in india is pornsites.
Aditya Raj (1 month ago)
We dont want CNN fake propaganda to grant us internet . We are building our own.
SAM Ck (1 month ago)
Hi jay Shetty.!
Aditya Mehta (1 month ago)
Why do you show only the below poverty line people in india? Wake up western world india is reclaming its place... Beware...
Sudarshan (1 month ago)
Q.. Why big tech is racing to bring internet to India? A.. It'll give them money 💷 💵
Deborshi Chakraborty (1 month ago)
you don't mention about jio 4g network in india?
Titus George (1 month ago)
Internet to every Indian??? Does that mean you need to watch each and every Indian as your are watching Americans
Nikhil Satheesh (1 month ago)
Jio 4g true hero
BlueDragonThunder19-No0n3 (1 month ago)
Those Indian who are saying in the comments "we need our own Facebook, Google and YouTube".... Go fucking build it.. Why are you spending your time here in American built YouTube..
BIG POPA PUM (1 month ago)
Western brainwashing cunts
rakkrisr123 (1 month ago)
CNN has a really shitty reputation in USA itself...
ABC XYZ (1 month ago)
fuck western media and their use of stereotypical Indian music
Probir Ghosh (1 month ago)
if you do Facebook in India ,then literally you're giving all your personal information to United States.
Jeegar H Patel (1 month ago)
You missed JIO in the same context....
WikiForce (1 month ago)
Ironically, Google's managing director saying price is the main factor and Internet should be affordable while their own products are so overpriced here. Just look at prices of Pixel series phones, adwords (2 clicks for 1 rupee), nexus tablets etc.
pradeep chaudhary (1 month ago)
After 2016 if you talk about internet in india 100 times atleast you should mention jio 90 times..jio changed everything made internet affordable and accessible to most of the country
Icarus Ash (1 month ago)
It's always the old music and the slums. Every single intro music are all the fucking same. I'm just tired of this.
plo 3238 (1 month ago)
We have the best and it's called JIO!! How old is this video??
f8tal_ 287 (1 month ago)
Can't wait for everyone in india to get internet so outside entities can poke their nose in our elections.
Abhishek Biradar (1 month ago)
Mukesh Ambani is a National 🇮🇳 hero in his own way.
ist nump (1 month ago)
We don't want google, facebook lot of western crying on India for internet growth they hate India they don't need indian in these YouTube, Google, facebook... We need our superate platform which is built for indian and superate from this racist creeps.... & Also it is good for safety of our country...
Ricky Fang (1 month ago)
CNN sucks.
Boo Boo (1 month ago)
American / western companies are the new East India Company. China knows how to take them out.
Times of BE 🔘 (1 month ago)
Develop local alternatives governed by local laws or future will be similar to what East India Company did. Remember EII was one corporation with limited resources. These IT behemoths (Google Facebook Apple Twitter etc ) are security threats.
O (1 month ago)
India is a mess really
Rajesh Upadhyay (1 month ago)
Rivers are highly chemically polluted.
Rajesh Upadhyay (1 month ago)
Cancer and SICKNESS CAPITAL OF WORLd is India.
Pew Die Pie (1 month ago)
No need of Western propaganda news channels.
Jake paul from Walmart (26 days ago)
kill yourself Shane Dawson
Pew Die Pie (1 month ago)
Stop documentaries on my India.
Somesh Mestry (1 month ago)
King George (1 month ago)
India does not need internet! India needs toilets!!! 70% of India's 1,3 billion people do not have access to a toilet and are shitting in the open in their capital city!
Randal Davis (1 month ago)
facebook is a plague. smart phones use too much bandwidth and are way too fragile & power hungry.
Sakshi Sharma (1 month ago)
in bahen ke laudo ko slums hi dikhte hai india me sirf sale gattar k kide
Anshul Sharma (1 month ago)
Language lady,language.
Albi (1 month ago)
we indians will watch way more porn then.
Bee zow du du zopity Bob Bob bob (1 month ago)
I thought everybody in India uses internet and subscribe to Tseries. But you said only 40% people uses internet. On top of that only 3/28 states in India speaks Hindi and understands the content of Tseries. Confused 😕
Rahul D Barman (1 month ago)
CNN do some home work . Facebook free internet is shit. Google wants to sell more ads. And CNN making money by Facebook , Google.
Rahul D Barman (1 month ago)
Giving internet by leaking privacy!😉
Nitin Chauhan (1 month ago)
Thankyou cnn for showing us our poor areas.
sachin gaikwad (1 month ago)
These people think that google and fb brought internet to india these fools did not mention jio who actually gave internet almost free
ABOTOS Finance (1 month ago)
Laurey saley. Kaha kaha se ye sab jagah latey ho? You guys only show the rural India.
Varun Rajamane (1 month ago)
I have no idea what this guy is saying. Almost 40 to 50% of our country has access to the internet thanks to Jio. The revolution was brought on by an oil baron, not big tech companies who only care out mining us for our data, not improving the infrastructure.
Libin Sam (1 month ago)
Fuck you.... Everytime Indian related veidios starts with this music.....
Papistani Comedy (1 month ago)
Shame on you CNN
Raghunandan Reddy C (1 month ago)
No mention of reliance jio?
jikku james (1 month ago)
Few people in India got internet and the people in the west lost their mind.they fear being overtaken by indians.what will happen when everyone in India gets internet.???🤣
Najeeb Puthiyallam (1 month ago)
Not a single line mentioned about JIO and mukesh ambani who really changed everything. BecauSe of his JiO most of us today using QUALITY internet
SS_Sala-Ud-Din_ Ayubi (1 month ago)
We have Jio in future 100% ok India's population will have internet access
Ayanesh Sarkar (1 month ago)
Stop showing thpose rural areas, go to gurugram and I hate that background music
TheFourthWinchester (1 month ago)
Not even one mention of JIO which actually brought the 4G internet to every Indian and revolutionized the industry? Every single internet provider or social media CEO you showed here will never bring internet to India with net neutrality. That is why India banned FB internet. Also, stop the annoying music. Sitar is a beautiful instrument with melodious sounds. What u have here in all Indian videos as Indian music in the background is a sham. Also, (500 million) 50 crore Indians will never want to be on the internet or use a smartphone. That is the reality. Deal with it. After the next 15-20 crores of new Indians online, only the future gen will add more to the numbers. Giving big tech industries a free reign will mean the destruction of livelihood for crores of offline sellers across the country. India is waiting so that the children of these small scale sellers will have better education than their parents and choose different tech fields. That is why they are allowing these tech giants into India slowly and not opening the flood gates for them.
shivam pandey (1 month ago)
India is one of the most innovative and 2ng biggest IT HUB why we need other for internet in India
Shubham Bahirat (1 month ago)
This needs to be stopped we need our own apple , Google ,fb I don't hate Americans or their country but if u are buying i phone here u are paying 1000$ to Americans same with,Samsung-Korea, mi- China we are making other countries Rich.( Every developed country have 4-5 international brand so why not India)
Shubham Bahirat (14 days ago)
@Deivs Hdz  yeah Baidu is not doing good out side of China and xiaomi is no .1 selling brand in India and many Asian countries. And I'm not hoping all startup will get successful.
Deivs Hdz (24 days ago)
Shubham Bahirat Well they will fail, Baidu is not used anywhere outside China, Xiaomi doesn’t turn a profit, And QQ is kit used outside China, they will also fail miserably like the Chinese did.
टा्क्सिक Toxic (1 month ago)
Fuck you fake news
chandraguptawillruletheworld xx (1 month ago)
internet and digital tech invented by Americans, now they are invading other countries like India and digitally colonizing it....Yoga invented by indians yet now Americans completely dominates in that field and 100% yoga instructors in USA are white Americans, not a single Indian product or business has made a dent in USA..this is where the national spirit, racial pride and conquering mentality plays a role which has propelled USA to the top, atleast the Chinese tried and did something via Alibaba, Baidu etc. by playing protectionism and prohibiting google etc. Maybe India needs to learn something, I really look forward to a day when I will be commenting on videos posted on Indian built, owned operated platform.
Seph Callaway (1 month ago)
For India’s own national security, the internet will likely be regulated ie., similar to China. If India was smart they’d scrutinize all foreign companies wanting access to their country. All Indian information will not be protected and there will be breaches and abuses by foreign tech companies.
JMS BIB (1 month ago)
stop tht annoying background music
अजिंक्य देशमुख (1 month ago)
We denied free basics, their intentions are fishy
subscribe To T-series (1 month ago)
We want our own server and social media like China
Secret Survivor (18 days ago)
+Mr. Rogers What a mingebag you are!
Mr. Rogers (19 days ago)
Fuck T series
subscribe To T-series (22 days ago)
+Nishith Joshi I use hike
Nishith Joshi (22 days ago)
Use hike then
Karthick Raja (1 month ago)
Why are you trying to project India as slum
geetharth gupta (1 month ago)
As expected that stereo typical picture representation of India.. 🤙
Samkit Sheth (1 month ago)
Without the Mention of Jio this video is incomplete. The price of cellular data is probably cheapest in whole world. I use Jio 4g getting about 20-60 Mbps speed and 1.5gb daily(45gb monthly) at about 2 dollars per month, not to mention free calls and sms.
Subramaniam S S (1 month ago)
Fake News!!!
विश्व भनेको मै हो (1 month ago)
Why are you trying to show Facebook or Google are/will be major players in development of internet infrastructure or service in India ? Jio doesn't even mentioned.
S Bala (1 month ago)
All credits to jio
Arul (1 month ago)
The Big Tech have done nothing to bring the Internet to the masses in India. They are here only after the hardwork and risk has been taken by an Indian entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani. They are here to take a share out of the internet marketplace Jio has created. India would do well if we have our own home grown unicorn tech gaints
match box (1 month ago)
F**k you, Zuckerberg. We don't want a social ailment like Facebook. He tried so hard to derail India's net neutrality.
Republic of China Ball中華民國球 (1 month ago)
The Great Firewall in China, though shameful in my opinion, actually does some good to Chinese Internet industry. It serves as a trade barriers, thus instead of being dominant by America corporates, we have nourished our own tech Giants. Instead of WhatsApp or line, we have QQ or WeChat. Instead of Facebook or Twitter, we have Weibo. Instead of Google, we have Baidu. Instead of eBay or Amazon, we have Alibaba. Instead of YouTube, we have Youku, iQiyi, BiliBili and dozens more. At their infancy, they are weak and shitty. But as time goes by, they evolve into something more competitive and innovative. Some are even beginning to tap into international market.
SUDIPTO SEN (22 days ago)
Were you "Instructed" to write this?
Telugu Gaming (25 days ago)
BlueDragonThunder19-No0n3 (1 month ago)
So government can cantrol and feed their narrative.
chaaaaaaaaaaaad (1 month ago)
China is fortunately not a democracy. Democracy doesn't work in my country because India is a poorer, smaller and more illiterate version of China. Yes you guys have your flaws but still are much better than us. Just don't eat dogs and cats.
Sutanu Chakraborty (1 month ago)
my smartphone is not even $80.