Broadband or Boredband?

by Vinaya HS on October 4, 2005

in The Bangalore Blog

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I applied for a BSNL broadband connection (the 256kbps Home-500 plan) on the 21st of September. It’s been eleven days since then and I am beginning to wonder if BSNL should rename their package as “boredband connection.” The wiring at the exchange has been done, the username and password have been allocated, but it seems that there are no ADSL modems in stock. “No modem sir,” is the standard reply I have been given since the past week. The guy who sits next to me in office also gets the same reply (his connection is from a different exchange).

I think it’s a case of logistics gone haywire at BSNL. Why promise a quick broadband connection when you can’t keep up to the promise?

Also, a lonely shark informs me that “One is not supposed to power on/off the ADSL modem too many times. Apparently, there is a problem with the hardware…”

Back to more waiting.

Update: October 04, 2005

It’s here and it’s awesome. I am finally on the broadband express. BSNL called me up yesterday afternoon, requested me to pick up the modem from their office and asked if I could install it myself. Normally, an engineer does come over to do the installation, but yesterday being a “Grahana” (a.k.a eclipse) day I guess no one was brave enough to venture out. Need to catch a quick wink before rushing to office.




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Raj October 3, 2005 at 9:47 AM

You should go for Hathway. Its pretty good . Plus its cheaper if you wish to download lots of stuff.

Vinaya HS October 7, 2005 at 5:57 PM

Problem is those providers are not allowed to lay cables in our area. So, BSNL is the only choice.

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