Comcast in India? Maybe!

Ryan

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Was speaking to a couple of my buddies back in california, and they are saying that Comcast is planning to extend its services to other places in the world, most notably india because of the broadband growth for it. So what does that mean guys? Expect to get at least 1mbps for a good rate. That's what he said, so this could really be a rumor, but if it's true, then India does have some good days ahead. Comcast is a true broadband company :). Just don't get your hopes up too much though.
 

Sushubh

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providing broadband is not as simple as entering a country and setup. u need a proper network to support the customers. unless they can setup wimax hubs straightaways.
 

vebk

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Oh wow, that wculd be cool, but of course it could take years, IF it ever happens.

What is the deal with Wimax? In a country like ours where distances are large, and digging up roads and sidewalks means a 6-12 month process, wouldn't it be in the ISPs' best interest to use Wimax instead of laying down all these lines?
 


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Thing is, there are lots n lots of barriers in India which may force them to look elsewhere.Forget abt the taxes, think abt the amount they would have to pay to our small crorepati politicians to get the licenses.
 

NeXgeN

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Reliance were planning the same thing...never came to light....will take Comcast forever getting past the political mess in our country.
 


Ryan

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Well hey, at least the consideration is there. Most foreign companies are looking to India now that it's on the global economic map. Could take a few years, but if it's going to happen, imagine the possibilities.
 

vebk

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True, True... but honestly, (in my idealistic dreamworld) I would prefer if Indian companies pick it up and carry it forward... we have the brains, we have the manpower, we have the money - all we need is vision (and less corruption won't hurt :) ).
 

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Originally posted by vebmetal@Apr 26 2005, 02:55 AM
True, True... but honestly, (in my idealistic dreamworld) I would prefer if Indian companies pick it up and carry it forward... we have the brains, we have the manpower, we have the money - all we need is vision (and less corruption won't hurt :) ).
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But we also have our netas to contend with ... Sigh!

Until recently, I never understood why Mahatma Gandhi drowned himself in sorrow at his greatest moment of triumph but I think he figured out that he had rescued India from a set of devils and delivered her into the hands of demons.
 

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