Transparent broadband services: Last date to file counter comments to TRAI

On January 20th,2016 Trai came up with a consultation paper named “Draft Direction under section 13, read with clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11, of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997) to service providers for delivering broadband services in a transparent manner by providing adequate information to broadband consumers”.


This paper suggested defining broadband as a 512kbps connection. SAVETHEINTERNET coalition took part in this consultation process and submitted its comments asking TRAI to define broadband as anything that provided 4mbps bandwidth without any FUP.

However the TSPs did the unthinkable and mentioned in their comments that telcos should have the freedom to throttle speeds to 64kbps post FUP on any plan stating misuse and other aspects.In 2016 we have our telcos trying to take us backwards to the dial up age and claim its actually necessary.

Also read : Airtel wants to take you to the dial-up Internet Era

Now if you are outraged reading this,then you have the right and option to respond to this as counter comments to TRAI.To help you with this you can also log on to Reddit  and send the draft letter to TRAI .

Use your power and tell TRAI what you wish to see as broadband.

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February 17, 2016 11:45 pm 11:45 PM

ISPs promise that you can fly in JET PLANE (4G or 10 mbps broadband connection) for unlimited distance but to prevent the misuse, they make you to get down after 1 or 2 km and travel by BULLOCK CART (POST FUP SPEED).

Mausam Singh
February 17, 2016 4:12 pm 4:12 PM

Done… I mentioned 1mbps download speed… Let’s see what happens

February 17, 2016 3:49 pm 3:49 PM

64 kbps after FUP speed is for wireless broadband. TRAI documentation paper is for both wireless and wireline broadband which caused the confusion. On a separate note Alliance broadband has hiked the minimum broadband speed to 1 mbps @ 500 in Kolkata and 2 mbps @ 850 with no fup so nobody cares about Airtel broadband’s slow speed anyway anymore.