India might finally get 2mbps as minimum broadband speed by definition in 2018

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It was supposed to be updated by 2015 from what i remember. they need to stick to deadlines and have real world goals that updates with the evolving web. 2mbps is barely enough to keep up with basic web services just like 512kbps was 5 years ago.
 


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"I propose to take up the matter with the communications ministry," IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told TOI. "We will consider laying down a policy for increasing the minimum broadband speed from the current levels."
and seriously, he is the law minister these days not the it minister. what did toi do?

update: turns out the freakshow is still the it minister of india along with law minister of india. as if both are minor ministries that can be handled by one incompetent being.
 
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It isn't going to make any difference at all, because the ISPs will just remove the "broadband" tag and offer plain internet.

I don't see Bsnl or any other ISP offering a min speed of 2Mbps without a sizable hike in prices.
 

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It isn't going to make any difference at all, because the ISPs will just remove the "broadband" tag and offer plain internet.

I don't see Bsnl or any other ISP offering a min speed of 2Mbps without a sizable hike in prices.
Let the force of reliance hit them hard,i think reliance will be a win win when it comes to FTTH, its like reliant is the suicide bomber of ISP.

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The Indian government is finally mulling over increasing minimum broadband speed from the current 512 kbps (kilobits per second) to 2 mbps (megabits per second). The government has revised the minimum internet speed in August 2014 from 256 kbps to 512 kbps, which is now being considered as “abysmally slow”.

Published on Telecom talk website but dont know why I am unable to post link of that post here.

Hope we get it soon. By Diwali :D:p 2Mbps unlimited in Rs.675. :giggle:
 

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I have 2mbps unlimited with good latency Netflix and youtube work fine does cover all my needs. They need to think beyond speed think reliability. I know a guy who has work from home facility he says if the network faces issues he has to rush to office. Though it does not happen every time but for people like him and other who rely on internet for their livelihood reliability also needs to be given attention. As for penetration of mobile internet is still way ahead and the pricing is still very expensive.

Also this was a very interesting read

How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service
 

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