The report noted that nearly 70 per cent of the active Internet population in India are daily users with nine out of 10 Internet users
in urban India accessing the Internet at least once a week. In rural India, the number of accessing Internet daily had grown by 30 million from March 2019, it added.
Interestingly, close to one-third of users access the Internet for 'More than one hour' on Sundays/holidays versus a normal working day. The time spent on the Internet continues to be higher in urban India compared to rural parts of the country.
According to the report, 26 million new female Internet users
were added in November 2019. This is an increase of 21 per cent, higher than the 9 per cent rise seen in a number of new users (male). While the proportion of male Internet users
in rural India is more than double than female Internet users, usage of the Internet among females is growing at a fast clip," it said.
Mobile phones continued to remain the device of choice for accessing the Internet in both urban and rural parts of the country.
Given the affordability of mobile devices along with the availability of cheaper data plans, accessing the Internet through a mobile device has clearly become the first choice, the report said.