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syb

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Hi everyone,i'm new to bangalore (and actually to india too). I moving in my flat by the end of the week, and i'm looking for a good braodband connection. I'm from montreal and over there cable is usually a better alternative then DSL for high speed internet. I heard it is not true here tho, is it? If its so, which DSL / Cable dompany do you recommend?I need good latency, good bandwidth, and as less downtime as possible. Also need the connection to be installed within a few days (if thats possible)anyway, thanks in advance for your input :)
 

GAURAV7777

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man u are just gonna love it here haha hau would just bang ur head with comp on the kind of broadband u would get here :D
 


GAURAV7777

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i am already feeling pity for uman coming from montreal u would be used to unlimited high speed internetur whole world would change when u come hereand u would have a new prospective on broadband in indian termsthe so called IT hub of the world BS
 

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Originally posted by syb@Aug 2 2005, 09:43 PM
Hi everyone,
i'm new to bangalore (and actually to india too). I moving in my flat by the end of the week, and i'm looking for a good braodband connection. I'm from montreal and over there cable is usually a better alternative then DSL for high speed internet. I heard it is not true here tho, is it? If its so, which DSL / Cable dompany do you recommend?
I need good latency, good bandwidth, and as less downtime as possible. Also need the connection to be installed within a few days (if thats possible)
anyway, thanks in advance for your input :)
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Another vote for Airtel, if it's availble where ur flat is. In terms of reliabilty it's real DSL, so unless the exchange has no power for several hours, then the connection isn't likely to go down.

You might get a better data deal with cable guys here (Hathway) but they won't be as reliable. If you can live with that. Also since these cable guys tend to dangle cables over trees and connect to hubs at various customers, if those hubs are not powered with a UPS there goes your connection during a power outage.

Stick with Airtel and get the 128kb unlimited. It's 100k at night but more like 64k during the day. They have a 256k option but u need to be careful what u DL during the day, which might be too much of a hassle if your used to flat rate.

If all this is still too slow, use a shell connection and download to a friend's box back in montreal and tell him/her to burn DVDs and to mail them to you.

Of course if money is no problem then u could get an even faster connection with BSNL which will come with quotas and excess charges. Doubtful you will opt for this since it would work out more expensive than what u pay for back home ;)
 


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ok first of all where in blore are u stayin ???first check wether Hathway has its coverage near ur place or not.If Hathway is availabe then i wud suggest u go for that one, they are far far better tariff than airtel plus the modem is free to use. the downtime is almost doesnt occur and they offer 256kbps unlimited for 990rs + st. I have been using Hathway for 8 months now and im satisfied with their service and they will connect u with 2 days max. if hathway isisnt there then opt for airtel the 2nd best ISP in blore whatever u do DNT TAKE SIFY !!! :angry: all the best ...
 

thegenerousjew

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I'm curioious coolone you say you have a Hathway 256k unlimited connection when they only advertise a 64k unlimited connection and your id says you have a 256k 1gb limit hatway connection.
 

syb

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Thanks for the input all to answer your question i'm moving to Koramangala in a house already hooked up with Hathway cable service. I'll check Aritel disponibility thothanks again
 

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