This isn’t accurate. What about broadband users? I think we have the cheapest high speed broadband.
Saurav Singh
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cheapest? FAR from it! Average tariff in India even if we were to discard PPP, is still pretty high. many east european countries have cheaper plans than us.

https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/new-america-wired-speed-leaders.png

This chart is an old one, but the important point is to see the FUP — which is pretty high in most cases. For example: Airtel broadband base plan hovers around 40-50GB for around $18. If one were to compare the EU/ US they’re in the 100s of GBs. one of the examples showed 2TB for $80!! that’s like 10x what airtel broadband gives!

That’s the entire story — and it’s pretty old — 3 years old. Having used broadband for the last 16 years, can safely say that we’re far far from cheapest. last 3–4 years have been a virtual standstill in terms of improvement in broadband speed/ FUP.

So, Jio’s entry is welcome, will set cat among the pigeons!

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