Mumbai, India, October 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- India is the 2nd largest country in the world for Internet users, but it’s also the country whose internet speeds are 2nd lowest in Asia (Akamai). India is ranked at 106th with respect to internet download speed and 101st with respect to affordability of mobile broadband (ISOC).
This is the core reason to initiate this initiative and to change and develop the internet scenario in India and make it affordable and accessible. InternetFirst provides the platform and help communities to study, understand and solve issues that stops an Indian to dream and achieve their internet needs.
"We are very excited to launch InternetFirst CSR initiative through which we hope to bring a huge improvement in our internet Ecosystem. Decentralizing critical Internet infrastructure and making it accessible and affordable to 1.27 billion of Indian population is one of our missions under InternetFirst Philosophy. We are already hosting major DNS root servers and mission critical IT infrastructure for the largest content and CDN providers of the world, but the challenge and excitement we have on working on this social cause is remarkable,” said Web Werks CEO, Nikhil Rathi.
The following are the major objectives of InternetFirst:
1. Create and mentor 10,000 new internet entrepreneurs
2. Make internet available to all Universities and colleges across the country
3. Support ISPs and Content Providers to make internet affordable
4. Promote government and private projects which focus on internet development
5. Promote Regional language adoption on internet
6. Support entrepreneurs and social causes in fund and idea raising
7. Promote Indian domain (.in, .bharat) infrastructure
8. Promote hosting web content in India to make it easily accessible
9. Educate community about internet trends and upcoming technologies
10. On board 100 million internet users by August 2016 and 400 Million new internet users by Aug 2018
Nishant Rathi, President NeoSOFT Foundation adds, “InternetFirst is an interesting initiative which not only give us an opportunity to be part of the largest Internet revolution ever happened in any country but also to the values and commitments it put forth to change the existing dynamics for a better future.”
One of the most exciting initiative is Onboarding and training 10,000 Entrepreneurs by leveraging 2 decades of Web Werks expertise in running successful organizations to guide and shape the startup community in India. Through InternetFirst Initiative they are pledging to support the Digital India campaign launched and promoted by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi.
"We are taking our next step by Launching InternetFirst.Org on 22nd October. Over last 6 months with the support of over 1000 Volunteers and Research Scholars we have been able to learn and understand a lot about Indian Internet Ecosystem and we hope by onboarding over a Million volunteers over next 6 months, we will be able to do much more and innovate and solve the existing Internet Issues in India," said Vivin Varghese Meleadan, Project Lead, InternetFirst.
For more information about InternetFirst, please visit www.internetfirst.org.
InternetFirst Project Lead
Tel: +91 7506277576
Tel: 022 40500699
Web Werks India
Internet is the fastest growing Industry in India, connecting every industry’s and creating new ones. InternetFirst is an initiative trying to Understand, Plan and Improve Internet and its issues in India and make internet affordable and accessible.
About NeoSOFT Foundation
NeoSOFT Foundation has significantly being contributing and made measurable progress toward its vision of a Helping mankind. Moving well beyond its business activities, the NeoSOFT Foundation contributes to a positive societal impact through diverse community engagement initiatives.
About Web Werks
Web Werks is an India-based India Data Center and Cloud Service Provider with 5 Tier III and Tier IV Data Centers. Web Werks started in the year 1996 and since has successfully delivered solutions to over 5000 global clients through their Global Delivery centers spread across the globe. Under InternetFirst Philosophy, they are already hosting major DNS root servers and mission critical IT infrastructure for World's largest content and CDN providers to improve Indian Internet Infrastructure and make it affordable and accessible. Learn more at www.webwerks.in