BSNL Launches Low Cost Broadband Plans for Rural Maharashtra & Goa

In a bid to empowered the rural parts of Maharashtra and Goa telecom circle with High Speed Broadband Internet connectivity at affordable rates, India’s National telecom backbone and state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launches 2 new Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) broadband plans at Rs.150 and Rs.250 per month.

Under BSNL-USOF 150 plan, rural subscribers in Maharashtra and Goa telecom circle can access high speed 2 Mbps Broadband Internet with free downloads up to 1 GB per month, beyond free usage charges will be just 40 paisa/MB.

Under USOF 250 Combo plan, rural subscriber will get rent free BSNL land line connection, 100  free local calls/month and access 2 Mbps Broadband Internet with free downloads up to 1.5 GB per month, beyond free usage the broadband charges will be 40p/MB.

BSNL high speed USOF Broadband connectivity aimed Rural Empowerment and offers video conferencing, tele-medicine service and tele-education, besides providing other services through local administrative body i.e. Panchayat Samiti (Block Headquarters) like payment of utility bills, issue of birth certificates, land records, on line vehicle registration etc.

This Article Was Written By: Sanjay Bafna

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Sanjay Bafna is an entrepreneur and National Editor at TelecomTALK covering Mobile Operators, 3G, Broadband, 4G, LTE, Telecom Policies & Regulations and Mobile Phones. He is well known Telecom and Mobile Analyst, Love Tea and Chocolates.

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  • Joviton June 10, 2010 9:10 am, 9:10 AM

    be careful while using this Limited Plan -
    install the BB usage checking Appliction on the computer

  • TURKEE June 7, 2010 10:50 am, 10:50 AM

    This is a good step to empower rural areas where information takes time to update, Unlike Punjab which developed itself due to the same, other parts of India could not. Now we might see growth in Maharashtra & Goa in terms of advancements…This will prove to be beneficial in the field of Agriculture & its subsidiaries. BSNL has to just ensure usage of same in proper way, hope they take some steps with that too…

  • zareef June 6, 2010 8:06 pm, 8:06 PM

    bsln have to introduce UL 256kbps at 400-500 rs

  • Ramit June 6, 2010 11:23 am, 11:23 AM

    but you may have to go for manual network selection.

  • Ramit June 6, 2010 11:15 am, 11:15 AM

    @ rajiev
    ya it will work.

  • rajiev June 6, 2010 10:01 am, 10:01 AM

    kya bsnl ka 3g mobile internet plan delhi ke roaming mein kaam karega ya

  • ajay khanna June 6, 2010 1:27 am, 1:27 AM

    Bsnl increase the speed of broadband 4 Mbps

  • Jeet June 5, 2010 5:59 pm, 5:59 PM


  • Chandu June 5, 2010 5:19 pm, 5:19 PM

    Nice plans, so nice..
    If the plan would be in Andhra Pradesh, it would be so nice…

    Combo 625 UL a waste plan, as it has been in the Andhra Pradesh…
    Even , it is taking so much time open just a google page & any search items…

  • Ruchi June 5, 2010 5:03 pm, 5:03 PM


  • rajiev June 5, 2010 4:12 pm, 4:12 PM

    gud care for our backbone,

  • saket June 5, 2010 3:57 pm, 3:57 PM

    previoulsy also Rs99 and RS1XX plan were avaible in rural.

  • Keshav Jha June 5, 2010 3:23 pm, 3:23 PM

    Very very nice plan, but sad it is only for broadband. We cann’t take landline everywhere. BSNL should introduce such plans in wireless broadband also.

  • altaf June 5, 2010 3:15 pm, 3:15 PM

    Really BSNL is helping very much for broadband penetration in the rural belts, applause to them..!

  • mekalwin T June 5, 2010 3:12 pm, 3:12 PM

    nice slogan with good plan for rural india

  • Mahmood Junaid June 5, 2010 3:07 pm, 3:07 PM

    bsnl is now trigerring data tariff war for past two weeks by agressively reducing cost and increasing speed in fixed broadband, 3g data and evdo services… hope this will lead to a high broadband growth in india and attain the lowest data cost in the world as we are having lowest voice tariff in the world….


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