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Don't mislead people on speed: Govt to b'band providers

NEW DELHI: With service providers mushrooming all over the country claiming to provide broadband services, the government today cautioned such service providers not to mislead people.

 

It has warned the telecom operators not to indulge in marketing gimmicks and state that broadband services were being provided at download speed of 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps, etc. Services of these types will "not come" under the category of broadband services, the telecommunication ministry said in a

statement today.

 

 

In other words, any download speed that is at 256 Kbps or more can alone be termed as broadband services.

The statement added that telecom operators should not mislead consumers by making such claims or adopt any marketing tactics that would "defeat the very purpose of providing broadband services."

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