State run telecom company, BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has decided to bring Diwali early for its customers. Those on BSNL broadband via their landline connection will be able to experience faster internet connections starting October 1st. The reason for this is that BSNL is upgrading all its users which have been on a 512 Kbps or 1 Mbps connections to a minimum speed of 2 Mbps. The best part about this is that the upgrade is happening at absolutely no cost. Therefore, if you are looking to buy a BSNL internet connection, you will only be able to pick up a connection of minimum 2 Mbps from now onwards.
The move has been made for a couple of reasons, the first obviously being inline with the whole Digital India campaign initiated by the Prime Minister of India which aims to build a digitally connected India. The second reason being to compete with the likes of Airtel and other Private players, which are all offering 1/2 Mbps as the bare minimum speed on their broadband connections. In fact on Airtel, once you are done with your FUP, your speed falls back to 516 or 256 Kbps.
With the move, BSNL is looking to gauge prominence and popularity and hoping to lure more customers on board. A statement stated: “This u-gradation shall enhance customer experience while surfing on internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range. This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner”.
Not just this, Airtel will also be offering 1 GB of mailbox space for its customers, rising substantially from the miser 50 MB that was offered so far.