New Delhi : TRAI has notifies Internet Service Providers (ISP) that the minimum broadband speed has been raised to 512 kbps from the standard 256kbps.
The new definition of broadband states that “a data connection that is able to support interactive services including internet access and has the capability of minimum download speed of 512kbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service”.
The notice said that amendments have been made to the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 and the regulations will be called the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal (Third Amendment) Regulations 2014.
The regulatory said that the broadband speed has been revised by The department of Telecommunications under National Telecom Policy 2010 and TRAI recommendations and has been increased at a much better level when it started from 256kbps in 2004.
The National Telecom Policy 2012 states that the government aims to raise the broadband download speed to 512kbps from the existing level of 256kbps and subsequently to 2Mbps by 2015.