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Airtel Says 512Kbps Broadband Is Fast Enough For Video Calls And Streaming, But Data Doesn’t Agree

Airtel argues that any change in the definition of a broadband line in India should be in sync with the global trends and says that most other countries define broadband when the internet line is rated at 256kbps speeds or more. Airtel goes on to say, and what this seems to indicate, is that 512kbps speeds are enough to allow users to access various services, and goes on to illustrate examples that include “website browsing, downloading files, audio content, video content, streaming services, video conferencing, etc.” Bharti Airtel offers the Airtel Xstream broadband services in India. The Airtel Xstream home broadband subscription plans start at Rs 499 per month with speeds of up to 40Mbps while the higher spec plans also offer higher data speeds—Rs 799 plan offers 100Mbps speed, the Rs 999 plan offers 200Mbps speed, the Rs 1,099 plan offers 300Mbps speed while the Rs 3,999 plan gets you 1Gbps speeds.........Read more