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We will provide 100mbps broadband in every home – Chandrababu Naidu, CM, Andhra Pradesh

At the World Economic Forum yesterday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, appeared to make a pitch for fiber to home over wireless broadband, saying that while the central governments (both past and present) have been looking to connect panchayats (village governance council) with broadband connectivity, it won’t help. “Every house minimum 100 mbps we…

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TRAI directs telcos to specify minimum speeds of all its Internet plans to consumers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released an amendment (pdf), directing all wireless data service providers to indicate the minimum download speed of all its wireless data plans to consumers in all its company communications. This includes vouchers, advertisements, on its website and at its complaint centres & sales outlets.

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Filesharing and storage sites blocked in India for 2014 FIFA World Cup still inaccessible

Many file sharing, storage and torrent sites that where blocked for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as still blocked by multiple ISP’s: MediaNama has checked on MTNL (Delhi), Reliance Communications (Netconnect). Among the sites blocked are storage sites like Mega.co.nz and uploadsat.com, torrent sites like thepiratebay.org, torrenthound.com, limetorrents.com, torrentfunk.com, torrents.net, among several others.

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World Cup 2014: 219 websites blocked in India, after Sony complaint

Update: As per an updated court order, that isn’t yet on the Delhi High Court website, 219 websites are being blocked, not 472, as was mentioned in the previous court order. A copy of the new order is with MediaNama, and we will update shortly with a new list of websites. No Google websites are…