Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday said the number of internet subscribers reached 9.44 crore as of May.
The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP M Abdul Latif.
He said the number of the country’s total internet users was 60 lakh in December 2008 and now it reached 9.44 crore.
The minister mentioned that the price of internet has significantly been cut in line with the rise in internet users in the country.
He also said the state-run Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) is providing internet services at reasonable prices.
Jabbar said the BTCL has reduced the price of internet bandwidth gradually at different times aimed at expanding the use of internet at all levels.
He mentioned that per mbps internet bandwidth charge was Tk 27,000 in 2008 and now it has been reduced to Tk 180.