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Should you be excited about Jio offering broadband internet?

Jio home broadband or Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services will also include home automation – a technology that allows users to control electronic products with smartphones/tablets. Jio tweeted the latest details from its official customer support handle JioCare, in response to a query. The company is in the process of rolling out the home broadband service to other cities in the country as well, but no names have been specified as of yet. We all know the success Reliance Jio has cinched after making its grand entry into Indian telecom market. Telecom giant Reliance Jio officially announced that its broadband service JioFiber is being rolled out in Mumbai1, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat and Vadodara for free under its JioFiber Preview Offer.

The plans of Reliance Jio broadband has been divided into 3 different categories depending upon the speed, volume and special offers of the internet. Meanwhile, according to Jio’s plans, it will only take about a minute to download 100 photos (500MB) on Jio’s network. Long back in September 2016, the respective users had shared details about how the testing had begun in some select residential colonies in the city of Chennai.

During that time, Jio’s Fiber service was rumoured to offer almost 1GB per second speeds with its broadband internet for homes, according to previous reports2. There are two plans which customers can avail under the scheme – 1) users get a 100 percent exchange deal where they’ll need to hand over their existing datacard, dongle or hotspot router at any Jio Digital store or Jio Care store and will get 4G data worth Rs 2,010 against the device exchanged. Even with its Fiber service, Jio is expected to offer “value for the customer” pricing.

The telco’s FTTH service will come bundled with JioMedia share device, smart set top box, routers and Power Line Communication (PLC) devices.

So far, Jio has been relatively quiet about the rollout of JioFiber in India.

References

  1. ^ Mumbai (gadgets.ndtv.com)
  2. ^ reports (indiatoday.intoday.in)

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