But you need to be very close to the exchanges to get these speeds.Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the Indian government-owned telecom provider, has announced the availability of high speed broadband at the fastest speeds in India -- up to 24 Mbps. The service uses Very high speed Digital Subscriber Loop (VDSL) Technology and is offered at 16Mbps & 24 Mbps across the country.

The monthly charges of Rs.4999 for speeds up to 16 Mbps and Rs.9999 for speeds up to 24 Mbps.

But there’s a catch: you have to be very close to BSNL’s broadband exchange nodes to realise these zippy speeds: While 24 Mbps broadband will be available up to around 500 meter cable route distance from the exchange, 16 Mbps broadband is available  up to around 1 Km. from the exchange.

If you are so  situated , the contact number for the service is 1800-464-1600.

BSNL currently offers broadband service at speeds ranging from 256 kbps up to 8 Mbps in a variety of packages across India including all district headquarters, and Taluka( village), more than 4,500 cities covering more than 1,00,000 villages...making it the biggest provider in the country. 

Feb 25 2010