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View Poll Results: How much do you pay for your broadband? - per month...
upto Rs.300 18 1.90%
Rs.301 - 500 49 5.17%
Rs.501-700 115 12.13%
Rs.701-1,000 288 30.38%
Rs.1,001 - 2000 386 40.72%
Rs.2001 - 5000 66 6.96%
Rs.5001 - 10000 8 0.84%
Don't have broadband!! 18 1.90%
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Old 4th December 2015, 15:36   #691
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Folks, what is the update on the promised 50Mbps speed by Hathway in Bangalore ? How is the performance ? As I read somewhere it's 50Mega Bits per second and not Megabytes per second, is it the case so ?

Does it drop too frequently ? And does there connection require a modem ?
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Last time I checked, Hathway also offered excellent and affordable broadband services in Chembur area. Pls do check with them.
My cousin went for Bhawani Hathway in Chembur - it's terrible. Atrocious, really. On the days it's working, there is atleast one or two outages in the day for 15-20 minutes. Some days it's for 1 hour or more. Now for last 4 days, he has been getting a speed of 0.5 Mbps (His plan is for 4 Mbps). And of course, the outages also continue.

It's a truly miserable provider.
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My cousin went for Bhawani Hathway in Chembur - it's terrible. Atrocious, really. On the days it's working, there is atleast one or two outages in the day for 15-20 minutes. Some days it's for 1 hour or more. Now for last 4 days, he has been getting a speed of 0.5 Mbps (His plan is for 4 Mbps). And of course, the outages also continue.

It's a truly miserable provider.
Oh that's strange. I had a great experience with them till few years earlier.
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Folks, what is the update on the promised 50Mbps speed by Hathway in Bangalore ? How is the performance ? As I read somewhere it's 50Mega Bits per second and not Megabytes per second, is it the case so ?
This is how every ISP mentions its speeds, always in 'bits' and not bytes. Though at the elementary 'data package' level, byte is the unit of transfer. It looks good. 512 Kilo bits per second look better than 50-ish Kilo Bytes per second.
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Old 12th December 2015, 10:45   #695
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Anyone using fivenet broadband in Chembur here? Is it reliable, is it fast? What plans are you subscribing to? Asking for a friend who is having a miserable time with Hathway Bhawani and looking to shift.
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Anyone using Airtel 40Mbps (or higher) connection in Bangalore? How is the experience?
BTW, wont that require VDSL modem router? To my knowledge, adsl supports only speeds upto 25Mbps. am I right?
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Anyone using Airtel 40Mbps (or higher) connection in Bangalore? How is the experience?
BTW, wont that require VDSL modem router? To my knowledge, adsl supports only speeds upto 25Mbps. am I right?
I am using the 40bmbps plan in Blr. It has a fibre optic modem. I have FTTH connection. Speed is incredible and need at least 100gb to suffice my requirements. Mostly youtube streaming in HD takes alot of data.
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I pay Rs 2100 for 100 MBPS connection with 300 GB limit from ACT TV here in Chennai
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I pay Rs 2100 for 100 MBPS connection with 300 GB limit from ACT TV here in Chennai
An , is the ACT working right now after the rains ?? Mine has been down for a week now, has been intermittent during the rains. Dont know when it would be restored, their customer service does not seem to be the best!!

The BSNL seems to been holding fort throughout. Right now I have exhausted my mobile data, and do not know the BSNL data used. Hope they restore the ACT soon.
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An , is the ACT working right now after the rains ?? Mine has been down for a week now, has been intermittent during the rains. Dont know when it would be restored, their customer service does not seem to be the best!!

The BSNL seems to been holding fort throughout. Right now I have exhausted my mobile data, and do not know the BSNL data used. Hope they restore the ACT soon.
Where are you in Chennai? ACT started working for me from 4th Dec onwards (was off between 2nd to 4th) though intermittently. From 7th on wards was back to full strength.

I'm in NGO colony, Adambakkam
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Where are you in Chennai? ACT started working for me from 4th Dec onwards (was off between 2nd to 4th) though intermittently. From 7th on wards was back to full strength.

I'm in NGO colony, Adambakkam
Good to hear. I stay at anna nagar.. What is annoying is the customer service, since they say its 72 hrs, but its twice the time, and still no update.
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Guys, I am using Spectranet broadband. I must say, they have fantastic packages and speeds. I get 20Mbps with unlimited data usage. Plus point is that, they do not have any FUP also. So the speed does not drop at any point in time.
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Cherrinet.in in Adyar, Chennai. Rs.1499 for 100 mbps, 125 GB FUP. Fiber to the home.

Other tarriffs here -

http://www.cherrinet.in/pages/plans.php

Note - if you buy this, either use it with ethernet, or use a faster router (not the N150 / N300 etc routers .. as a rule of thumb those will run to /10 of the speed - say 15 mbps, 30 mbps).

Buy a wifi router that supports 802.11ac - such as netgear R6220 which is an AC1200 router (so top speed 120 mbps, will get you 97 or 98 mbps with your cherrinet).

The connectivity is a bit flaky but the team is responsive.
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Got the 8Mbps, 60GB plan from BSNL, for Rs.1091/- + tax. Download speed has been showing up to be over and above 70% of the rated speed whenever checked on speedtest.net. Very satisfied with this plan, since the last 2 months of switch.
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Anyone using fivenet broadband in Chembur here? Is it reliable, is it fast? What plans are you subscribing to? Asking for a friend who is having a miserable time with Hathway Bhawani and looking to shift.
My friend shifted to Fivenet from Bhawani Hathway. And his verdict after 4 days is it's far more reliable than Bhawani Hathway. Only hassle with fivenet is that you have to pay a year in advance.
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