BSNL to soon increase minimum post FUP broadband speed to 1Mbps


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Laying a milestone in Indian broadband landscape, countries largest broadband provider BSNL will soon increase the minimum broadband speed from existing 512Kbps to 1Mbps across all its unlimited plans. The new tariff will come into effect from August 1st, 2016 on PAN India basis cites a source.

BSNL users can now enjoy unlimited broadband at 1Mbps even after crossing their FUP limit. The revision is applicable for all existing as well as new subscribers of PAN India, Circle/SSA-specific and FTTH unlimited broadband plans with post FUP speed 512kbps.

BSNL has also announced the withdrawal of broadband plans BBG Combo ULD 3500, BBG Combo ULD 6300, Fibro Home ULD 850 CS1 and Fibro Home ULD 1400 CS2. However, existing subscriber can continue using this plan or migrate to other plans.


This is a welcome move from BSNL, which has been long awaited. If you remember, National Telecom Policy 2012 set the minimum speed of broadband service to 512Kbps from then existing 256kbps. This forced all ISP across the country to offer minimum 512Kbps broadband speed. The policy also proposed to increase the minimum speed to 2Mbps by 2015 which is yet to be implemented.

BSNL has taken the first step closer to achieving this target which would also force private players in the country to follow the same. Only a few days back, BSNL revised its minimum FUP limit to 2GB from existing 1GB and also increased FUP limit for most unlimited plans. With the latest revisions, BSNL broadband offering is more affordable and gained the competitive edge over its rivals.

Source - Telecomtalk