Indian Broadband Battles Continue

The Broadband price war in India is raging hard. Now Bharti Telecom has cut its prices and is offering a plain vanilla 256 kbps service for about $8 a month, about $1.25 lower than similar offerings from incumbent rivals, BSNL and MTNL. I find that most Indian companies are offering metered broadband access, treating bandwidth like a scarce commodity. That is a bone headed move only thought up by bureaucrats who are used to playing the scarcity game. Growing up there, getting a phone connection was so hard and often involved baksheesh. That mentality prevails. These boneheads should realize that in order to stay competitive Indians need to have as much speed as they can get for the lowest possible price. Look at Koreans, and Chinese. [ Read the story in Times of India]