Under other reliefs @ relief no 2 we asked in the petition against SIFY as follows…
“2. To remove the word â€œBroadbandâ€¿ from their service name. As it does not satisfy the definition of BroadBand laid down by Telephone Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).”
It was really great to find the following article in Economic Times today, which proves SIFY is misleading consumers :yes:
Below 256 kbps is not broadband: govt
PTI[ THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005 02:36:24 PM]
Government has warned telecom operators against marketing or advertising their services below 256 kbps download speed as broadband.
Such activities/publicising advertisements at a download speed of 64 kbps, 128 kbps will not come under the category of broadband services, an official statement from department of telecom said.
Any download speed which is at 256 Kbps or more can alone be termed as broadband services. Therefore, the telecom operators should not mislead the consumers by making such advertisements or adopt any marketing tactics which would defeat the very purpose of providing broadband services.
DoT, in a communication issued to all operators, said branding or naming the services with less than 256 kbps download speed is not in accordance with the broadband policy announced last year.
The policy defines broadband as ‘always on minimum’ speed of 256 kbps. DoT’s warning comes after it was found that most of the operators are positioning 64 and 128 kbps download speed as broadband or are clubbing it with the 256 download speed to gain from the customers.
Source: Economic Times
This makes our case more positive… and now we should surely be interviewed by some TV channel 😉