This is what I wrote 12 years ago about the state of the Internet in India. Amazingly, little has changed about the government inaction in boosting broadband in India.
India needs change on the Internet. Desperately. The pace of decision-making about the Internet is too slow for the rate of change and innovation on the Net. It becomes a race one has lost even before it has begun. One can read about developments abroad and dream. Of a world that could have been. For individuals, companies and yes, the government. Leave it alone unfettered and watch a thousand flowers bloom. Try and control it, and you will be writing an epitaph.