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India Reclassifies Broadband As 512kbps, 6 Yrs After Dayanidhi Maran Wanted 2mbps

A notification from the India's Department of Telecommunications on 18th July 2013 reclassified the term 'Broadband' as referring to connections that have the capability of a minimum download speed of 512kbps, the telecom regulator TRAI's monthly telecom subscribers report mentions, stating that as per the notification: "Broadband is a data connection that is able to support interactive services including Internet access and has the capability of the minimum download speed of 512 Kbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (PoP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service". Accordingly, the TRAI has said that as per its classification, the minimum download speed has been increased from 256 Kbps to 512 Kbps, and from this October 2013 onwards, service providers have to report only those wireline Internet subscribers with at least 512kbps as 'broadband'. Consequently, the number of broadband connections in India…

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