Understanding unlimited broadband: What it means for you

Do you want an unlimited broadband plan for your home? Read on to know what it is and how it helps.

What is unlimited broadband?

As the term suggests, ‘unlimited broadband’ is a broadband plan that lets you use the Internet as much you want, without any restrictions on daily data consumption or added charges for using more than a certain amount of data per month. There are very few mobile service providers like Airtel that offer unlimited broadband plans in India. Normally, only those with a large network of cell phone towers and a wide geographical coverage area are able to offer unlimited broadband.

Are there any things you should know about unlimited broadband plans?

You cannot immediately assume that every broadband provider offers you the chance to use as much data as you wish on the unlimited plan. Many of them have caps on daily usage, after which the network speed automatically slows down. Speeds are then restored at midnight. Or there may be limits on how many digital devices can simultaneously use the same broadband connection. Or there may be curbs on how many downloads can be done in a day.

Only a few leading providers like Airtel have broadband plans with no caps on daily data consumption, no drop in speeds, constant uptime and always-on connectivity. Airtel does not depend on providing the Internet through your main landline, so the connection is not affected by how much data you consume or how long you use the connection in a day or month. You will not suffer network-wide traffic curbs imposed by the service provider if you have taken an unlimited broadband plan from Airtel.

Who needs this kind of broadband plan?

Not everybody needs unlimited broadband plans. But those who operate offices from home, or who have multiple digital devices on the go simultaneously (mobile phones, laptops, gaming consoles, tabs, Internet-complaint TV, etc.) or who are online all the time to stream heavy files, can benefit from an unlimited broadband connection. Also, if you find yourself regularly running out of data every month, then you need unlimited broadband.

The best ever broadband – courtesy Airtel

  • Airtel broadband offers a free router, one-year free Amazon Prime subscription and lightning fast 100 Mbps speed with every broadband plan.
  • You can connect up to 10 different digital devices to Airtel broadband at home simultaneously. The connection does not show slowing down of speeds or any downtime.
  • Airtel broadband plans come in 3 categories: 1 month, 6 months and 12 months. There are 5 plans in each category, with discounts on each (15% discount for 6 months and 20% discount for 12 months).
  • You get speeds ranging from 40 Mbps to 300 Mbps, depending on the broadband plan you choose.