About Broad Band and current market scenario in Tamilnadu
Internet has made the whole world as global village. The fascinating and enchanting world of Internet over the years has become more popular with the latest technological developments. Access to Internet has become easier and quicker with the introduction of Broadband services. The user by sitting at his own desk in a single click can unfold and bring the whole world instantly before him. In India especially in Tamilnadu government and private players are present in the market to provide with Broadband services. These companies hold a tough competition and design to provide the best available plans to their customers at a reasonable budget and speed in order to satisfy the need of the customers and to sustain their position in the market.
Internet service providers charge the users according to the plan which they have selected and most probably it is based on speed and tariff. The user has been given full freedom whether to select the service provider and type of plans of their interests. Today Wi-Fi connection has changed the whole experience for a home based user. With Wi-Fi connection a domestic user can conveniently enjoy the high speed Internet in any part of their house in order to feel the pleasant over their browsing.
Rise of Broad Band in Tamil Nadu
The word Internet has totally become more indispensable than any other technological products in computer world and this can be witnessed by the number of users per day towards Internet. As a developing country occupying and important position in IT in India especially in Tamil Nadu has built a great state of art of Infrastructure like communication Internet and development centers.
Due to the penetration of more number of players into Broadband services offering their best to the user the reliability of Internet has doubled the speed of audio and video downloads for any domestic users. There huge number streaming videos over the Internet and users have started to watch daily serials, movies and other programs during the relaxation time. The concept of slow Internet has gone away and slowly vanishing because of the competition among various service providers in Tamil Nadu. Due to the developments of Broadband and Wi-Fi connection may education institutions have even come up with online programs, Online tests and Online shopping with even Bill payment utilities.
The culture of Net Banking has grown up tremendously due to the development of Internet as it provides the user with the flexibility of going online shopping, bookings, and transactions even with bill payment facilities b y sitting at his own desk.
Lists of Broad Band service providers in Tamil Nadu
There are number of Broadband service providers in Tamilnadu and I have highlighted them below:
Among the above list a tough competition exists between first four mentioned service providers as they have come up with good plans and tariff to the customers of Tamil Nadu.
Questionnaire before choosing a Broad Band Connection
1. What type of Internet user are you?
2. What type of Broadband are you looking for?
3. How often do you use the Internet?
4. How much you can afford as your Budget over the Internet?
5. What type of plan do you like to go for? - Prepaid or Postpaid
6. Which Internet service do you like to choose?
7. What are the Basic plans and tariff structure available with the provider you selected?
8. How much speed to you prefer over the Internet?
9. What would be the cost associated with your plan chosen?
Installation Costs, Modem, Device
By answering the above the questions there is no doubt that you will be able to choose the right type of Internet service provider based on your necessity.
How to get with a Broadband Connection in Tamilnadu
There are a number of service providers existing in the market and the user are requested to be cautious and do a pre work before selecting the service provider. The users are insisted to do a market research about the service providers and this can be carried out individually or with other guidance from existing customers of the service provider.
Initially the customers are requested to call the respective ISP and they will send their executive of the respective area in order to check the feasibility (Coverage) in your area. Once this is done the executive informs the status to the respective department and an executive will come in person explain about the plans and tariff fill in the forms collect the payments (Cheque) gives commitment about the date of Installation. After a day on the committed day a team of executive will visit our house to give the connection and then install the required configuration checks the connection of the phone and Internet and from then the customer can enjoy his browsing.
Advantages and Dis-advantages of Broad Band
Before getting into advantages and disadvantages of Broadband it would be better if we are clear enough with the difference between Dial up and Broadband connection.
Dial up connection in Tamilnadu
Documents required to be submitted for Broadband Connections
Self attested photograph
Photo proof of Identity with signature
Customer application form
Ration card with photo
Income Tax Pan Card
Photo Credit Card
College and University ID card
Helpline Numbers for various Internet service providers in Tamilnadu
121 = Queries like Schemes, Bill plan etc
198 = Queries like Complaints, Service request etc
Wireless Internet: Dial * 35 from any wireless number (or) After calling the helpdesk you are prompted to enter the 10 digit data card number starting with 93 and then your queries will be answered.
Call 1-800-300-5555 (Toll free) from any phone
Dial 3033555 (Toll free) for reliance network from any landline or mobile
Dial 3033555 if your city has 8 digit local numbers
* 1957 – Internet Help Desk (or) 1800- 425- 1957
* 1504 – Broadband Helpline
* 1800- 345-1504 – Broadband Helpline
155 (from any state) Toll free number for MTS user.
198 – For Complaints
Dial 044 – 22540868
1860-425-3330 (BSNL/MTL Numbers)
Dial 198 (or) 111
Dial 044 – 60607070
Dial 044 – 42288200, 42283456
Setting up a Broadband connection with the computer
A number of Broadband connections are provided by different companies with different features. I have highlighted the step on how to setup a broadband connection with computer.
1. User should first sign an agreement with the service provider.
2. The network provider will give some instruction in installing and the user should follow it.
3. A modem or Router is required to setup the connection
4. Click Start menu – Control panel – Network and Internet connection – Create a new connection under Network Tasks.
With these details of information in your hand it may be easy for an individual or a business to have an idea about broadband its benefits and helps them to choose the right broadband.
There is also Tikona broadband service provider available in Tamilnadu. But seems it is slow.