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India's mobile internet boom goes supersonic

The broadband explosion is reshaping the telecom sector and changing lives

Armed with smartphones, tablets and a bicycle, Poonam Chauhan teaches women in the Indian village of Batesara how to use the internet. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

India's embrace of the mobile internet has been massive and swift.

Broadband use is skyrocketing as telecom carriers and handset makers offer customers deals too sweet to ignore. In the country's rural reaches, unprecedented access to data is changing lives.

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