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Andhra Pradesh government plans 15 Mbps broadband service at Rs 150/month

ssdivisiongermany1933

Still in war with allies
NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh government, led by tech-savvy Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, plans to provide broadband connections with peak speed of 15 Mbps to twelve million households for as low as Rs 150/month in the first stage of its about Rs 5,000-crore optical fibre project.

The state government has asked the Centre to provide its share of funds from ongoing National Optical Fibre Project that aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the nation by December 2016.

AP has asked the Centre for permission to execute the broadband project on its own. The state has requested for its share from funds earmarked by the Centre for NOFN project in the state. The Telecom Commission on January 7 accorded in-principle approval to the proposal with some riders," an official source told PTI.

The Union Cabinet will take a final call on the project. Andhra Pradesh has proposed to deliver broadband connection with 10-15 mbps download speed to each 12 million house ..

At the peak promised speed of 15 Mbps, an user can download video file equivalent to a standard bollywood movie in about 6 minutes.

Private telecom operators are at present providing broadband connection with similar speeds for about Rs 1,100 per month in the state.

Andhra Pradesh has proposed to execute the project at cost of Rs 4,913 crore in 5 years while Centre has earmarked Rs 1,940 crore for the NOFN project in the state.


"The state has said that it will arrange remaining funds on its own," the official said.

For executing this project, the state will create its own corporation to be named Andhra Pradesh Fibre Corporation which would 100 per cent owned by state. This corporation will manage the network and own the assets.

The state will create another entity in name of 'Digital Andhra Corporation' using Public-Private-Partnership model that will be be responsible for creation of ecosystem for broadband adoption.

Andhra Pradesh government plans 15 Mbps broadband service at Rs 150/month - The Economic Times
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
All aboard the HYPE train.... CHUUK CHUK CHUUUK PEWW PEWW !!

On a side note, "Default Andhra Pradesh government plans 15 Mbps broadband service at Rs 150/month", ill see it to believe it.. It has never happened before and I doubt its gonna happen now


This sounds incredibly unrealistic, just think about all those ISPs that will go bankrupt if something like this happens... Also, there's no mention of FUP, even if it happens, it will be 15 mbps @ Rs 150 and under a tiny 8 font text
"500 MB Download/Upload"

When will the noob government and ISPs get it, we dont need high speeds.. we need NO FUP !
 

cooldude94

Journeyman
I think this is very bad for private sector the government should provide services at a decent cost but not subsidise them. Andhra pradesh has best isp's in the country anyway
 

DVJex

In the zone
The state government has asked the Centre to provide its share of funds from ongoing National Optical Fibre Project that aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the nation by December 2016.

The Union Cabinet will take a final call on the project. Andhra Pradesh has proposed to deliver broadband connection with 10-15 mbps download speed to each 12 million house ..
Are they gonna provide 15MBPS broadband to places which dont even have 24/7 power??
And as Nerevarine said FUP=??
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Are they gonna provide 15MBPS broadband to places which dont even have 24/7 power??
And as Nerevarine said FUP=??

FUP= (un)Fair Usage Policy

Basically bandwidth throttling done by the ISP to prevent one customer using up too much data. Totally unfair to the customer.
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
European governments have invested heavily in Internet infrastructure, I don't see anything wrong here. Its about time Government did this.
Private firms can benefit from this through hosting industry. Not selling broadband obviously.

I may move to AP to start a new business, if this going to happen!
 

DVJex

In the zone
FUP= (un)Fair Usage Policy

Basically bandwidth throttling done by the ISP to prevent one customer using up too much data. Totally unfair to the customer.
I actually meant that the plan didnt mention how much FUP. Reread Nerevarine's original post for context.
 
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