Jio GigaFiber, the new optical-based home broadband service offered by Reliance Jio, has created ripples across the broadband industry ever since the announcement of its launch. Being a Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Technology it promises to offer an excellent internet experience along with solutions like Jio DTH as it is being pegged widely.
Jio GigaFiber network comes directly to one’s home, unlike most cases where the fiber comes only till the building and the final few meters of conclusion network are conducted using cables, which usually diminishes the speed and user experience due to patches, and poor cable quality of such patches.
Initially, Jio GigaFiber was available for free under the preview offer wherein users had to pay a security deposit of Rs 4500 and no subscription charges until it would be made commercially available. Also, the security deposit is refundable if consumers chose to discontinue the services, provided the installed devices are returned in a good and working condition.
However, according to several users on social media, the Jio GigaFiber connections are now available at a price of Rs 2500, which is almost Rs 2000 lesser than the price customers had to pay as the security deposit. However, until now, there is no official announcement by Reliance Jio regarding this plan.
Furthermore, while the cheaper price may seem exciting to customers, it does have certain limitations. The older plan offered ultra-high-speed internet up to 100Mbps for about 90 days along with a monthly data quota of 100GB; but now, the speed being offered along with the RS 2500 plan is apparently 50Mbps, which is almost half of Jio GigaFiber’s original speed.
Salient Features of Jio GigaFiber
Jio GigaFiber not only provides consumers with high-speed internet service but will also offer a Broadband-Landline-TV combo service, Jio DTH, at as low as Rs 600 a month, as per reports. These services could be added in the next three months.
The landline will come up with unlimited calling and Jio DTH services would be delivered online through the ONT (Optical Network Terminal) box router, which can connect almost 40 devices such as mobile phones, laptops, TVs and many other smart devices, according to reports.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd, had said at the time of the launch that Jio GigaFiber will be the largest greenfield fixed-line broadband rollout globally, which has already been introduced in around 1,100 cities.
If the reports were to be believed and Jio GigaFiber does actually come at a cheaper price with the latest FTTH Technology followed with many other facilities, would consumers like to give it a try? Please let us know your views in the comment section below.