Indian state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced the launch of the country’s fastest xDSL-based commercial internet services, the Hindu Business Line is reporting. The telco is offering downstream connection speeds of up to 24Mbps using Very High Bitrate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL) technology. However, BSNL has noted that only customers living within 500 metres of an enabled exchange will be able to receive the top-end speeds, while those subscribers within 1km of the node should be able to connect at speeds of up to 16Mbps. The cost of the 24Mbps service is INR9,999 (USD216.4) per month, while for the lower level 16Mbps service customers will pay INR4,999 per month.
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