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94.4 million internet users in Bangladesh: Minister

MNA Science & Technology Desk: The total number of internet subscribers in Bangladesh reached 94.4 million at the end of May this year. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar gave the information in the parliament on Tuesday.

“The number of the country’s total internet users was only 6.0 million in December 2008 and it now reached 94.4 million in May 2019,” he said.

Jabbar said the price of internet has significantly been cut keeping pace with the rise of internet users in the country.

Noting that the state-run Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has been providing internet services with a cheaper rate, he said, adding the BTCL has reduced bandwidth charges of internet gradually aiming to expand internet use at all levels.

The telecommunications minister said per Mbps internet bandwidth charge was Tk 27,000 in 2008 and it reduced to only Tk 180 now.

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