Broadband service provider BDCom Online on Wednesday announced the launching of the country’s lowest broadband internet package in line with the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ campaign.
The service provider said that it would be offering unlimited internet usage for only Tk 300 a month which would ensure 5Mbps to 10 Mbps speed.
‘This will be the lowest price in the country,’ said BDCom Online managing director SM Golam Faruk Alamgir Arman at a press conference in a city hotel.
To get the offer, at least 10 households need to join together.
The concept ‘Internet for All’ encouraged them to make internet connectivity affordable and available for every person, home, village and city of the country, said Arman.
Under the same offer, five households also can join together to avail combined connectivity by paying Tk 400 per month per household.
There are also options for two households to join together and for that the charge will be Tk 500 for each customer, Arman added.
He said at the consortium it did not matter how many users were browsing internet at a time as the speed and service quality would be the same, he said.
BDCom, one of the listed internet service providers in the country, said that initially they would offer this service for 14 old districts like Dhaka, Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, Bogura, Jashore, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Tangail, Rangpur and Kushtia.
In the next phase, another 19 districts will also get brought under this offer.
BDCom now has 10,000 household connections apart from the corporate networks up to union level, and is focusing more on household level.
Replying to a question, Arman said that they are still facing challenges from local musclemen and that is why they also cannot extend the service across the country.
However, BDCom said that apart from some restricted areas they are offering this service in the entire Dhaka city.
In April last year, it launched the country’s first IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) service and also offered super high-speed package of about 100 Mbps.
Initially they faced some challenges, including some regulatory issues but now the response to the offer is excellent, Arman added.
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