Dinesh A. Joshi wrote:
Unlike Indian ISPs
which will shut you off if you exceed the limit. What MTNL and other
ISPs have done is, they've conned the Indian consumer. 200MB / month is
a freakin' joke.
yes, they are offering a plan for Rs. 200 (US$ 4 per month) which is a
rate you will not find in USA. This is a plan that is meant for light
home users, people who are only going to use it to check their emails
once a day. the popularity of the scheme is because in India, people
want small slice service. Its a very good move. And very practical. If
you want more usage, take a better plan. Whats stopping you ?
In office we are on an MTNL plan that gives us close to guaranteed 2
mbps speed which we need for our ERP connectivity and we are paying for
that good quality bandwidth. There is a 45gb cap, but i know we are not
going to use more than 15gb in a month except when a new Fedora version
is put up. We are business users, and we do not go and download movies
so we dont need 500gb downloads.
India is heavily populated and this excess demand drives the monopoly of
big players in the internet scene. While it is true that if we want more
download limit, we should pay more, the limits that are set do not do
justice to the amount that is collected by them from us. Once a cable is
laid to the home/office, and rent for the same is collected every month,
it does not matter how much data goes through it. Internet is nothing
but a mega network of machines. If international bandwidth is expensive,
at least local sites should be freely accessible with no traffic limit,
once the maximum speed per user is already preset.
that would be against the concept of net-neutrality.
Also i suspect its difficult to distinguish which are indian sites. My
company website is www.progresspartners.co.in
but is hosted on an
Again, I am not sure if things have changed, but earlier, even to go to
Indian sites, ISPs used to connect through USA as there was no
interconnect between ISPs in India.
have you lawyers done about it?
My lawyer have not been put to that task. I vote with my wallet. I chose
a service I want, and pay for it. If i am not happy with it, I switch to
what options I have. The market will get them in line soon enough.
Provided ofcouse the market actually wants such a thing. If you are the
only person wanting 500gb transfer and wanting to pay Rs. 1000 per month
for it, the vendors are not going to bother.
As mentioned above, we are too large in numbers and if a few of us go
away, more will come in. However as more players step in to provide
competition, things will definitely improve and this change is already