Real competition to Jio, BSNL launches plan for less than Rs 1/GB

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Days after Reliance Jio’s 4G offer at Rs 50 per GB, state-run BSNL on Saturday said it will soon launch a promotional unlimited wireline broadband plan that costs less than Rs 1 per GB.

As per this plan, the users can enjoy broadband at Re. 1 per GB of download. However, there is a catch in this plan. To get Re. 1 per GB, the users have to somehow use up to 300 GB of data per month.

“BSNL is going to launch a very cost-effective and affordable promotional unlimited Broadband plan ‘Experience Unlimited BB 249’ from September 9, 2016,” the telecom PSU said in a statement.

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The limited period offer is available for first six months after which the subscribers will be migrated to a regular plan of their choice, BSNL said in the statement.

Though it is an unlimited offer, according to Fair Usage Policy (FUP) the download limit is fixed at 300GB per month.

FUP is implemented by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) keeping in view the fact that a small number of customers may otherwise use an excessive amount of the network bandwidth and impairs the experience of a large majority.