Over 94m people use internet in Bangladesh: Minister

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 19:08, Jul 09, 2019 | Updated : 19:10, Jul 09, 2019

Representational image REUTERS/file photoThe total number of internet subscribers has reached over 94 million at the end of May this year, says Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.
“The number of the country’s total internet users was only 6 million in December 2008 and it now reached 94.4 million in May 2019,” he told the parliament in reply to a query from lawmaker M Abdul Latif on Monday (Jul 9), reports BSS.
The minister said the price of the internet has significantly been cut keeping pace with the rise of internet users in the country.
The state-run Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has been providing internet services with a cheaper rate, said Jabbar adding BTCL has reduced bandwidth charges of internet gradually aiming to expand internet use at all levels.
“Internet bandwidth charge was Tk 27,000 per Mbps in 2008 and it reduced to only Tk 180 now,” said the minister.