Airtel Broadband Fair Usage Policy – Finally Activated On My Connection

Ever since I had taken an Airtel broadband connection on august 2010, I have always dreaded the 256kbps fair usage policy. Luckily, they were good enough not to implement it on my account – until today*.

The original FUP (fair usage policy) on my connection was 5GB. My monthly usage was always nominal – it usually stood in between 15 to 20GB. Yes, on the last month or so, I had downloaded all the games in the Assassin’s Creed series – so maybe that contributed to about 20 to 30GB. Today*, I get a SMS from Airtel stating that they have reduced my speeds from 2mbps to 256kbps.

Imagine being downgraded from 2mbps to 256kbps. I had my concerns about the trading platforms running properly. However, those aspects are working without any hiccups.

*I had drafted this post on July 19 2011. So the today simply implies that date (not July 24 2011, the original date of publishing of this post). Delay in publishing this post in a timely manner is regretted..

Update 1 (July 28 2011) – Right now, I am enjoying 1mbps speeds. Previously, as mentioned in the original post, they had reduced my speed from 2mbps to 256kbps. I wonder how long the part is going to last!

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