The increasing coronavirus cases in India have now forced all the people to work from home. This scenario has automatically increased the demand for internet access as well as broadband connections in the country. The impact has also shown an increased burden on the telecom operators such as BSNL, Reliance Jio, Airtel as well as other operators also.
Government-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has now launched a “Work@Home” broadband plan for its users. The promotional plan will be offering free Internet access to its existing landline customers to support as well as encourage people to work from home. The new plan will be offering 10Mbps download speeds with a cap of 5GB per day. This plan is applicable to all the BSNL landline subscribers across the country including Andaman and Nicobar circle. In addition to this, the plan is also going to provide email ID access with 1GB storage space free of cost. However, the plan is available for the existing landline users but new customers can also get access to this service by activating any landline plan.
On exceeding the limit the users will be able to access the internet at 1Mbps speed. Additionally, the plan has no download as well as upload limits like we mentioned earlier there is no extra cost so you don’t need to pay any monthly charges nor any security deposit. There are also no installation charges. The BSNL Work@Home plan is only valid for one month from the date of activation. Those willing to activate the new plan can dial toll-free number 1800-345-1504.
According to a report currently, there is about 19 million fixed broadband that includes enterprise and office connections. Moreover, around 17 million users have home broadband connections. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has now turned the employees to work from home which means all the fixed broadband networks load has been relocated to home broadband networks while impacting the network traffic.
The coronavirus impact has also increased the demand for new fixed as well as high-speed broadband connections at home. This has increased the pressure on internet service providers to deal with additional data traffic.
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