Future of Broadband in India

Sushubh

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The mother of all announcements proceeded the last parliamentary session. That was the day when the broadband policy was to be announced.

Typical in the style of the government, it was delayed and the unknown faces in the group of ministers decided and sealed our fates as to how Indians would access Internet. Lofty ideals had been proclaimed and a lot of noise was made in the media about the broadband access. Everyone conveniently chose to forget that dialup charges remain the highest in the world still. That is another sob story.

The broadband policy typically defined the broadband as “always on” connection with speeds over and above 256 kbps. Other ways to access the same could either be through ADSL, VSAT or cable. Unfortunately, the recommendations of TRAI were brushed off to protect the monopoly of BSNL and ever-lecherous sarkari officials who are used to plush comforts. Chief among them was the unbundling of the local loop. In lay mans terms, anyone with an ISP license and bandwidth could utilize the unused copper cables and start offering Internet services. Given the spread of BSNL, duplicating infrastructure makes no business sense and hijacks the cost factor. It would have much more sense to unbundle the local loop and allow unlimited competition. This would have ensured that tariffs fall and the end consumer would have benefited.

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ywnmmsb

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future of indian broadband is reliance broadband which is only in mumbai 750/month ---- 128kbps unlimited1200/month----- 256kbps unlimited3000/month----- 512kbps unlimited they offer only these 3 schemes
 

vishalrao

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I like my new BSNL 512k plan at Rs 2000 per month (all inclusive)...Thinking about switching to the 1 mbps / 10gb per month plan for about Rs 3500 per month (all inclusive) once the unlimited period gets over in 4 months...But thats very expensive AND it has that damn limit which I think I can finish in 1 week! What will I do for the rest of the month? Swat flies?!DAMN I wish someone would come up with a plan like : 1 mbps (or more) and unlimited downloads for Rs 2000 per month (or less)... I will give up my firstborn to the first guy who offers me that kinda package!ANYONE AT ISPs LISTENING TO THIS?!?!?!
 


Sushubh

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they know there is a whole breed of people ready to pay decent money for decent net. but everyone likes the reliance funda. give crap service for crap money and people would be happy. they would curse you but still wont leave you.