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Minimum broadband speed may be raised

It is looking to increase speed from 512 kbps (kilobits per second) to 2 mbps (megabits per second)

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Publish Date: Aug 20 2016 11:27AM | Updated Date: Aug 20 2016 11:27AM

Minimum broadband speed may be raised

 The government looking to mandate a four-fold increase in minimum broadband speed.

 
It is looking to increase speed from 512 kbps (kilobits per second) to 2 mbps (megabits per second), a report in ‘The Economic Times’. 
 
"I propose to take up the matter with the communications ministry," it quoted IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying. 
 
"We will consider laying down a policy for increasing the minimum broadband speed from the current levels", the minister said further. 
 
Thriving start-up eco-system across the country and delivery of a variety of consumer services through mobile phone apps, including online retail, taxis and social media, are some of reasons that have led to the push for upgrading the minimum internet speed on wireless networks and wire.