The Internet was shut down in all countries of the world. Sometimes the internet is shut down by the government due to security reasons and sometimes the internet is shut down due to a technical problem. Reports of internet shutdown are submitted at the end of each year that year. Now, the report of 2021 has also come. In 2021, internet shutdowns have been 36% higher than in 2020. In 2021, the world has shut down a total of 30,000 hours of internet, causing a loss of $5.45 billion, or about Rs. 40,300 crore.
Internet closed for 1,157 hours in India in 2021: India ranks third in the list of countries that have suffered the most from internet shutdowns. India has been running out of internet for 1,157 hours in 2021, causing a loss of $582.8 million, or about Rs 4,300 crore. This is being reported from the report of virtual private network (VPN) based website Top10VPN. Internet shutdown in India has affected 5.9 crore people. The long internet was shut down during the kisan agitation in the country's capital New Delhi.
Myanmar ranks first in internet shutdown: Nearly 480 million people have been affected by internet shutdowns worldwide in 2021. It has seen an increase of 80% annually. In 2021, there have been 50 major internet outages in 21 countries, out of which 75% have been done by the Governments. Myanmar has come first in shutting down the internet. The internet shutdown in 2021 has resulted in a loss of $2.8 billion, or about Rs 20,700 crore, and affecting 220 million people. Second is Nigeria, where 10.4 crore have been affected and a loss of about Rs 11,100 crore.