Bhubaneswar: A smart city’s basic backbone is the Internet. Over here, we have compiled the best available broadband internet plans in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Odishabytes has hand-picked a few popular internet plans offered by major wired internet service providers (ISP) and made a basic comparison of the same:
Things to note:
- Broadband plans are supplied either by cable/fiber or wireless antenna. Fiber plans are cheaper and faster, but are not available everywhere. Wireless plans also depend on availability of tower and height of the building.
- Most ISPs operate in Cuttack, but none have fiber plans.
- Ortel and BSNL have the widest network in Odisha.
- Railtel service is a subsidiary of Indian Railways.
- Installation costs vary. For example, Wefe charges Rs 2,500 for wireless connections, apart from router. Fiber installation cost is usually more. A WiFi router usually costs an additional Rs 1,000.
- All the above ISPs have multiple plans. Visit their sites for more details.
- Jio Fiber is in trial phase and is being offered at select locations.
- Apart from the above fixed-line services, mobile internet providers such as Jio, Airtel, Vodafone also provide internet services here. Their speeds are highly dependent on network conditions.