We don't like paying a lot for the internet we use. Why would we? It's cheap and on most occasions, it's unlimited.

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But that was not the case some 25 years ago.

Actually, calling the internet expensive in 1995 is a bit of an understatement. To afford the internet in the 90s, you literally had to be a millionaire.

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A Redditor by the name of u/dr137, recently posted a picture of VSNL's internet price chart from August 1995.

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According to this, if you were a service provider in 1995, you would have had to pay ₹30 lakh per annum to the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited for just 128 kbps.

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Similarly, for the same speed, exporters had to pay ₹20 lakh, consumers who used it for commercial purposes had to pay 25 lakh while non-commercial consumers had to pay ₹10 lakh per annum.

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And professionals weren't even afforded the choice of internet speed of over 9.6 kbps. That is slower than that sloth trying to cross the road.

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I mean, only the likes of Ambani would have been able to afford this. Seriously, this was the iPhone X equivalent of that time, except this was way more expensive.