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Lately, BSNL is creating headlines for the roll out of the promotional broadband plan called BB 249 that will offers 6 months of unlimited data at 2 Mbps for Rs. 249 per month. While this plan has already the talk of the town, the service provider has come up with a few other plans as well.
If you are looking for a broadband connection and you are confused on which one to choose, take a look at the tips that we have detailed here to make sure you get to choose the right plan. These are some important factors that you must consider before choosing a broadband plan that the service providers offer.
Bandwidth usage is different for downloads and browsing
You need to understand that there is a difference between downloading and browsing. If you are downloading a file that weighs 4 MB, then you will consume a net bandwidth usage of just 4 MB. But, if you spend one hour in browsing the internet, you will definitely consume a bandwidth that is higher based on the sites you are browsing.
The browsing speed is a factor that you should consider. For instance, a webpage that weighs 40 KB will take 1.25 seconds to load with a connection that has a speed of 256 kbps. The same page will take just 0.16 seconds to load with a 2 Mbps connection. Consider this before you choose a BSNL broadband plan as the speed offered by it is very important.
Volume of emails you send and receive
The frequency and volume of emails that you send and receive can influence your broadband requirement. This is true if the emails involve large files as attachments in them.
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If you are an online games fanatic, you will need a plan with a better speed and limit to be able to play games without problems due to slow internet speed. Online games require large volumes of data to download.
Number of devices connected to it
The number of devices that are connected to your broadband connection at a time matters a lot in determining your broadband requirement. Before choosing a plan, you should be able to determine the number of computers or devices that will be hooked up to your connection as well as the Internet habits of each user. This will greatly affect broadband performance, especially if all the users access the web at the same time.
Apart from determining the broadband requirements, there are other important things you need to consider when choosing an internet scheme such as internet speed and download capacity.