In my last post I mentioned that a Broadband connection is meant to be fast, faster than your mobile wireless Internet. I also said that I use Airtel Broadband and today I’m happy to see (and tell you, in case you didn’t know this before) that Airtel has ramped up its Broadband plans to 100Mbps in ‘certain cities’ through FTTH (fibre to the home). What this also means that the minimum Broadband speed that Airtel offers from now is 2Mbps; unless you opt for a really budged plan offered in few cities that gives 1Mbps speed.
Of course, there’s one thing that will still haunt you though; the fair usage policy. It simple means that when you cross the specified high speed monthly data limit, your speed reduces to 512kbps (or even to 256kbps for some plans), which I’m strongly dislike
List of 100Mbps cities
Talking about 100Mbps Broadband speed, this is offered in just Delhi NCR (Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Delhi) region at present. The price, obviously is hefty at Rs.5299 per month for 175GB high speed data (512Kbps after that, sigh).
Other plans via Fibre in Delhi NCR region include a Rs.3999 plan at 80Mbps speed and 80GB high speed data, a Rs.3099 plan at 40Mbps and 80GB high speed data and a budget Rs.1599 plan at 16Mbps and 30GB of high speed data.
Of course, Delhi NCR also has traditional Broadband plans via phone cable which offers speeds of up to a maximum of 16Mbps.
The city of Bangalore has an exclusive 20Mbps plan (apart from 16Mbps plans) for Rs.1600 a month and 60GB high speed data though this is not via fibre but just a normal telecom cable. Other cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow are only good for 8Mbps speeds for now.
If you are interested to know more, I suggest you visit the Airtel Broadband tariff’s page. You may also see Tata Docomo 100Mbps Broadband plan.