Hathway has been very active in the broadband segment competing with the likes of ACT Fibernet and Airtel Broadband. At the end of 2018, Hathway Broadband launched a high-speed 300 Mbps broadband plan in Chennai city and the company promised to launch the same high-speed plan in other cities as well. Hathway Broadband is now providing services in more than 20 cities offering speeds up to 200 Mbps. As part of its high-speed offerings, Hathway Broadband is now shipping a 100 Mbps broadband plan in Kolkata at an effective price of Rs 699, probably the lowest in the industry, matching the offerings from Asianet in Kerala. That said, the FUP limit of this broadband plan from Hathway is 1TB unlike the JioFiber broadband plans which ship with very low FUP.
Hathway Slashes Broadband Plan Prices in Several Cities
Hathway Broadband is a known name in the wired-broadband industry as it provides attractive offers to the customers. In a new move, the company has reduced the prices of its high-speed plans like 100 Mbps, 150 Mbps, 200 Mbps and so on by a decent margin. In Kolkata, the 100 Mbps broadband plan from Hathway costs just Rs 699 per month and it comes with 1000GB or 1TB FUP limit per month. However, the only catch is that subscribers will have to choose the 100 Mbps plan for three months and it costs them Rs 2,097. Also, the plan comes with Hathway Playbox and provides after FUP speeds of 3 Mbps. The same 100 Mbps plan is also available for six and 12 months subscription at Rs 4,194 and Rs 8,388 respectively. That said, taxes and installation charges will be added on top of the charges mentioned above.
Likewise, there are other broadband plans like 150 Mbps and 200 Mbps priced at Rs 4,497 and Rs 5,997 for three months, which turns to monthly charges of Rs 1,499 and Rs 1,999 respectively. These charges for 150 Mbps and 200 Mbps plans are reasonable, but the 100 Mbps plan is probably the best one you should get in Kolkata right now. And the best part is these broadband plans ship with Hathway Playbox as well.
ACT Fibernet vs Hathway Broadband: Which ISP Has the Best 100 Mbps Plan?
Right now, ACT Fibernet is yet to launch operations in Kolkata city, but we can consider other city plans for the comparison. In Hyderabad, ACT Fibernet is providing a 100 Mbps broadband plan with 750GB of FUP limit at Rs 1,050 per month. In the same Hyderabad city, Hathway Broadband is offering a 100 Mbps broadband plan at Rs 599 per month. If a customer chooses the plan for three months, they'll be eligible for Hathway Playbox Android TV box as well. ACT Fibernet also has its ACT Stream TV 4K Android TV box, but the customers will have to pay Rs 1,500 refundable charges to the company to avail the box.
Hathway Lifelong Binge Offer Detailed
In other news, Hathway also has another offer running in Hyderabad city which allows new and existing customers to get a 50 Mbps broadband plan without any FUP limit at an effective price of Rs 399 per month. Right now, Hathway's Lifelong Binge offer is available only in Hyderabad. In Kolkata, the Internet Service Provider is already shipping the cheapest broadband plans when compared to the competition. Even in Chennai, Hathway's 100 Mbps broadband plan with 1TB FUP limit is available at an effective monthly price of Rs 949.