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Get An Appropriate Broadband Internet Connection in Hisar

The advent of broadband Internet services in the last decade has transformed the way business and personal communications are carried out. These days, a large number of  Internet service providers in India are providing best broadband deals to make the Internet tasks swifter, easier and of course dependable. Mobile Broadband, Satellite, Cable connection or DSL are some of the most popular types of connections available today.

With Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), the users now can experience the increased speeds of the Internet. Also, this type of connection uses the frequencies over the copper lines that are not used by the telephone and so a user can get phone calls while surfing the web. For a richer Internet experience, you can go for high-speed cable connections or the Wireless internet services. The prime benefit of these connections is that they can transmit the signals to a longer distance while maintaining the quality.

Some Of The Benefits Of Broadband Internet Services Mentioned Here:
Value For Money
Internet users who wish to be able to get fast speed of downloads for large downloads and video streaming, broadband is the answer for them. It has provided excellent value for money. Additionally, these services are not only available at affordable rates, but plenty of additional services as well.

Bundled High-Speed Internet Plans
Now, the Internet service providers in India, are coming up with bundled broadband high speed Internet plans Hisar at economical prices in order to provide Internet facilities to the home users. The bundled are tailored to meet the needs of the user and can also be availed by small businesses and institutions.


Choose Right Internet Plan
Picking an appropriate and cheapest internet plan in Hisar  amongst the Best Broadband packages is both challenging and daunting. Select the one that complies with your surfing needs and also suits your budget. You may need limited or unlimited Internet plans depending upon your usage needs.

No Additional Charges
If you are looking for a reliable and popular broadband connection, then you need to do is compare the services and offers from various Internet service providers. Remember that the best may not necessarily be the most costly. Only a fair monthly fee is needed to be paid and you can enjoy amazing Internet services.

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Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India

The menu of services through Internet access is ambitious, and includes government services, health care, education, market information, financial services and so on. But it’s the lack of basic access, of the “pipes” and “plumbing” for connectivity, that’s the first, most difficult, yet essential step. Until this aspect is in place, getting results in areas such as efficient delivery of electricity, e-governance – including subsidies, education and skills, health care, manufacturing, and so on – is very much more difficult.

These services make up a robust wishlist, although their commercial underpinnings have yet to be designed and spelt out. As regards delivery, significant policy developments were reported last week. The Telecom Commission approved the operation of virtual network operators, allowing for operators who don’t own networks or spectrum. They also recommended lowering spectrum usage charges from five per cent to three per cent of Adjusted Gross Revenues, while the exception of one per cent for Broadband Wireless Access spectrum continues. The bad news was in the Budget for 2016: service tax of 14.5 per cent on spectrum acquisitions, including through auctions.

But these are simply not enough. It’s time the government accepts that Digital India is too distant, and they’d better formulate corrective measures. For example, even after 10 years with some success in setting up Common Services Centres (CSCs) in parts of the country, there doesn’t seem to be a replicable template with sufficient momentum for ubiquitous connectivity. Worse, urban services remain constrained by too little spectrum that costs too much, with many impediments to augmenting capacity.

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Give TRAI’s Broadband Plan a Hand

Screams of pain normally accompany the release of a Consultative Paper by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, but the one on Broadband released last week has been met with a deafening silence. This worries all of us in the internet industry.

Is the silence symptomatic of Indian telecom players’ and policy maker’s long standing disinterest in broadband?

TRAI’s thought on how to make broadband more affordable and better quality mark a revolutionary departure from India’s normal laissez-faire telecom policy stance. It actually proposes an Rs 32,000 crore government initiative to build India’s Information Super Highway. , This, when done, will impact our economy more, much more, than even the Golden Quadrangle, that network of highways that is being built to connect our great cities.

This initiative does not come a moment too soon. For a country that has taken bold new initiatives in expanding education and health care and all aspects of our national infrastructure, we have treated the most important infrastructure of the modern knowledge economy, a broadband infrastructure, with benign neglect. As a result, India’s Broadband record is dismal. Broadband prices in India are the highest in the world (with the exception of Myanmar). India’s broadband connections are a mere 9 million.

Part of the reason for such benign neglect is an under-appreciation by our policy makers and public about the role of broadband in a modern economy. Talk of building better physical roads or bridges and we can easily imagine what this entails and what benefits that brings. Talk of broadband and many go, ‘Oh, that’s what my teenage son uses to download mp3 music!’

Broadband is that but it is also much more. Broadband is what will drive electronic commerce which in turn will make our big business more efficient, and allow our small businesses to reach out to world export markets. It is also what future-oriented companies like Aravind Eye Hospital use to deliver low cost, high quality medical services. It is the backbone on which high quality school and college education can be delivered cost-effectively to our vast population. And it is the base on which eGovernance initiatives rest.

There is also an ideological misunderstanding behind this benign neglect: many policy makers and the Indian elite may be read the wrong lessons into India’s massive private-sector lead mobile phone expansion. Why not leave broadband expansion to the private sector and they will do what they did for mobile phones: raise international capital, compete with each other, bring down prices and expand the industry.

But this, as I said, is a misunderstanding. Broadband infrastructure is like a bridge or an intercity highway: costly to build and on which the financial returns may come only in 15 to 20 years. The mobile-voice businesses get to profitability much sooner and this make private equity capital much more available for mobile voice services and very difficult for broadband data services. If the State does not build it, no one else will.

How, you may ask, have the US and Europe done it? The answer to this is that by the time internet came around in the mid 1990’s, the high quality copper or fibre infrastructure was already built out. All they needed to do in those countries was to build internet services over the same infrastructure. In India, there is next to no such infrastructure even today. Somebody has to build it.

In spite of that head start, many advanced economies are doing even more: the United States Federal Government has already put our $110 bn in 2004 and $350 bn in 2005 and continue to spend at similar level to bring broadband to America’s rural areas. The national governments of Britain, Australia and Japan have done or are in the middle of similar levels of spending.

Why not leave it to the Mobile Phone companies to offer broadband services through wireless, you may ask. After all, haven’t they bid gigantic amounts for broadband wireless spectrum for this very purpose? The answer to this is that no doubt they will, but because of the very nature of wireless broadband technology, such services will cost Rs 1500 to Rs 2000 a month- excellent for the lap-top toting executive but too expensive for middle class India.

For broadband to get to the 100 million households who make up 40% of all households in India, we need a service which is priced no more than Rs 200 per month, not Rs 2000 per month. And we need this service with no ifs and no buts: no conditions that limit the amount of data you can download and no conditions on the time of day when you can use it.

TRAI proposes to get there by 2014, that is, in four years from now.
TRAI’s grand vision is to take broadband fibre right up to 374,000 villages at a cost of Rs 32,000 crore. TRAI estimates that Rs 18,000 crore of this is to be spent on the manual labour of digging trenches and laying the cable and the balance Rs 13,000 crore is the cost of fibre optic cable and telecom equipment. They suggest that the manual labour component be done National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The equipment cost of Rs 13,000 crore, they suggest, be met from the Universal Service Obligation Fund.

They also propose that a National Fibre Agency be created to execute this massive project. Once this core network is built, private sector companies like Cable Operators, Cyber Cafes and Internet Service Providers can tap into this and create a vibrant reseller market taking the service to consumer homes, schools and offices.

Rarely, has a government policy making group set out such a carefully thought-out and visionary plan.
Let’s give TRAI a hand.

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Impending Broadband Wars in India

…and what combatants must keep in mind

While we in India are busy fighting over the rights and responsibilities of moving from the subsistence agricultural existence to the industrial era (“land bill”) or over how the profits from digging up coal and lighting up more brick-kilns and coal-fired boilers will be divided (“coal bill”), there is a similar yet different battle going on in the United States. It is a battle that is similar to the land and coal battles in India in the sense that this battle in the US is also about who gets what rights in exploiting a public resource. Yet, it is different in that it is not about rights in the Industrial Age (those issues were settled in the US in the 1930’s) but about rights in the Information Age.

The issue at stake in the US is whether broadband service providers are “common carriers” or whether they are not. Promoters of the view that they are common carriers shout from the rooftops that if the US government does not declare that broadband service providers are common carriers, freedom of expression will be lost forever. The coalition that is on this side are organizations such as Free Press, Public Knowledge, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Common Cause.

Opposing them are telecom providers such as Verizon, AT&T and all of the cable TV industry who make the case that they are not “common carriers” and thus can charge different rates to different channels they carry and that if such differentially priced deals are not allowed, broadband service providers would no longer have the financial incentive to build networks or invest in innovation.

Why does the term “common carrier” carry such incendiary connotations? A common carrier is a person or company that offers services to transport goods or people for the general public under license or authority provided by a regulatory body. A common carrier differs from a “contract carrier” or a “private carrier” in that they transport goods for only a certain number of customers and that can refuse to transport goods for anyone else. Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies are examples of common carriers.

Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor argues that no authority should be able to decide what kind of information is and isn’t allowed on the Internet. Wu has documented in his book, now considered a classic, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires how the great information empires of the 20th century have followed a clear and distinctive pattern: after the initial free competition that follows a major technological innovation one corporate power or another emerges that takes control of the new medium and operated what Wu calls “the master switch”. He describes those decisive moments when a medium opens or closes in the history of phones, radio, television, movies and the Internet. All of these businesses are susceptible to the cycle of initial open-ness and then closure and monopoly because all depend on networks, whether they’re composed of cables in the ground or movie theaters around the country. Once a company starts building such a network it will eventually gain control over it and begin moving towards being a monopoly, closes the network to others and all innovation ceases.

Let me paraphrase Tim Wu’s concerns using an Indian context: If broadband service providers, largely telecom companies such as Vodaphone, Airtel, BSNL and increasingly cable operators, start to strike deals with companies such as Star TV or NDTV or Times Now, (or for that matter Google or Twitter) to carry their channels in preference to others because of financial deals that they make with these channels the battle will no longer be about who has a better product but about who can make the better deal. Another example is Toyota or Honda striking a deal with the Bombay Municipal Corporation that Marine Drive in Bombay would be accessible only to their brand of cars. If such deals were allowed, the basis of competition in the car industry would change. Car makers would, instead of trying to make the best product, make deals with highway operators.

“What we’re ultimately asking”, says Wu, “is a question that Adam Smith struggled with. Is there something special about “carriers” and infrastructure—roads, canals, electric grids, trains, the Internet—that mandates special treatment? Since about the 17th century, there’s been a strong sense that basic transport networks should serve the public interest without discrimination. This might be because so much depends on them: They catalyze entire industries…”

On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC),the regulator in the US and the rough equivalent of our TRAI, ruled that broadband providers are “common carriers”. So, Round One in this battle has gone against the telecom companies who provide broadband services, but you can be sure that more litigation will follow.

Do we need to worry about such things here in India? The World Bank’s index of how widespread is high speed broadband access in a country says that for 100 people in India only 1 has access to high speed broadband compared to 14 per hundred Chinese, 10 per hundred Brazilians and 29 per hundred Americans, so it would appear that we have quite a few years before we need to worry about such issues. But, on the other hand, the direction of technological development in the world is overwhelmingly pointing to imminent breakthroughs that will make high end services such as education and healthcare more affordable by using high speed broadband such services, so is it worth considering declaring, as the US has done, our broadband carriers as “common carriers”?

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What makes Bigfoot Broadband WiBro the Greenest Broadband Access Technology?

Going green is a big responsibility to leave smaller footprints. It’s good for business as well as environment. We at Bigfoot Broadband  aim to reduce carbon footprints by continuously exploring use of greener technologies and conserve the resources we all need to thrive. In this attempt to reduce energy consumption, we adopted WiBro – a wireless broadband technology which works as an alternative to cable and DSL and allows the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access.

If we compare the different broadband access technologies for mass deployment – DSL, 3G and 4G, WiBro access network consumes the lowest energy for each GB delivered. For each energy unit (KWH) consumed, WiBro delivers 98 GB as compared to DSL (30GB), 3G (1GB) and 4G (16GB).

Note: Conversion to Carbon footprint is as per Recommendations on Approach towards Green Telecommunications -TRAI -April 12, 2011

The above mentioned calculations are specific to power consumed in various access networks and excludes core network and CPE/Mobile Phones. For a service provider, approximately 70% energy is consumed due to access network and balance in Core Network & Datacenter/Switching centers.

In cellular wireless networks (3G/4G), a lot of energy is wasted in the power amplifier and through the antenna feeder cable. These problems get eliminated with WiBro access network as it runs on low transmit powers (1W) and uses direct antenna coupling and directional antennas in each segment. The minimal energy wastage makes WiBro the Greenest Broadband Access Technology.

Our team at Bigfoot Broadband  continuously strives for innovation in the field of networking & distribution in a way that provides more value to the customer and is also environment-friendly. Let’s work towards a greener and better tomorrow!

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Top 10 Must Have Apps

Today, there’s an app for almost everything. There are messaging apps, diet apps, water reminder apps, finance apps, game apps, cooking apps and every other kind of app that you can imagine. You can transfer funds via app. You can read, edit pics via app. With so many apps around, it gets really difficult to choose the best among them. We therefore, bring you our top 10 must-have apps for your mobile.

Merriam Webster Dictionary: One of the world’s most respected dictionaries can now fit into your pocket without an extra cost to your wallet. The app provides detailed meanings, pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms, example sentences and more.
Truecaller: It’s the most accurate caller id app in the market! Truecaller allows you to search for any mobile, landline or business number in the world for free!
WeatherBug: Definitely recommended! WeatherBug is a fast, beautiful, easy-to-use app that lets you keep a check on the weather on-the-move.
SwiftKey: This is one of the popular app featuring the best keyboard ever. Its predictive text is very good. There are dozens of themes to choose from. SwiftKey in short is a great replacement keyboard with a lot of customization options.
Map My India: A mapping software that works purely on GPS signals, without any Internet connectivity, Map My India app offers turn-by-turn voice navigation. It comes with different features like house number search, places of Interest, sign post info, city guide, location sharing and geo-tagging images.
Google Play Music: The app has evolved quite a bit in the last year. You can use Google Play Music to access the music you keep on your phone or at the same time upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud and streamline them for free.
Pushbullet: This app enables an integration between your phone and PC. It allows you to check and send text messages, see notifications, send files to your phone from your computer and vice versa. Download the app today for free and enjoy seamless connectivity!
Evernote: It’s like a digital multi-tool app. Evernote is a great list keeper, note taker, voice recorder, to-do manager, and web clipper. You can use the app for just about everything.
Google Reader Blog: This app shows all the updates from all the websites you like and follow in one place. Need we say more!
Saavn: If you’re fan of Indian music, this is a must-have app for you. It boasts of a huge collection of Bollywood music that can be streamed straight onto your mobile device using Wi-Fi or 3G. If music isn’t your thing, check out the Kindle app for books, Comics for digital comics, and TOI app for news articles.
If you’ve any other apps on your must-have list, please share them with us.

About Bigfoot Broadband Digital Networks

Bigfoot Broadband Digital Networks is a class A internet service provider and was founded in 2008, with a vision to be a leading Broadband and IT services company, offering innovative products, various broadband plans and solutions to the home, enterprise and service provider customers in India. Bigfoot Broadband is today among India’s top Broadband Service Providers with 2.25 lakh subscribers in 25 cities. Bigfoot Broadband has deployed 40,000 outdoor wireless access points in India making it world’s largest outdoor Wi-Fi network provider. Bigfoot Broadband possesses 20 MHz of 4G LTE spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in five circles of India namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh- East & West and Himachal Pradesh. Bigfoot Broadband Infinet (formerly known as HCL Infinet) is the B to B arm of Bigfoot Broadband that provides data services to Enterprise customers in India. TDN is funded by top end global investors and is committed to comply with the highest standards of corporate governance. Visit www.bigfootbroadband.in for more details.

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Speed Boost Voucher

Internet connectivity is now part of basic necessities of life. Slowly but surely, broadband connections are deciding the pace of our lives. ISPs, on the other hand, are gearing up for the varied and flexible needs of their customers. At Bigfoot Broadband Digital Networks, we have plans for broadband needs that vary in speed, download limit and price. With Bigfoot Broadband broadband, you can experience the comforts of selecting plans as per your specifications. Our Plan Selector widget helps you with that and is available on the website.

Taking it a step further, we have now introduced Speed Boost Voucher. It is a functionality available on the Bigfoot Broadband post login page that provides a quick and reliable solution for your higher speed needs. Activate higher speed broadband connectivity on demand while continuing with your current plan. So, if your current download speed has been throttled after crossing your FUP limit or you are in a situation where your current broadband plan is falling short for your surfing requirements, you can boost your plan with this voucher and get faster connectivity without the hassles of changing your broadband plan.

Following Speed Boost vouchers will be available to all our Bonus Bandwidth (ADBB series) subscribers:



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7 Safety Tips for Online Transactions

Food, clothing and shelter have long been considered as human’s basic needs. Today, there’s one more thing added to this list – the internet.

The internet has made our lives so convenient that we can even shop for groceries or manage our bank accounts online. This leaves each of us vulnerable to the many threats like fraud and identify theft.

Then again, this does not mean you must boycott the internet in fear. Practising some basic rules and being a little more alert can help you protect yourself from online fraud.

Tips for Secure Transactions Online:

Set difficult passwords:

Birthdays, anniversaries, names or any other word for that matter, can pose a security risk. The best way to choose a secure password is to use random letters. To help you remember your “random password”, use this trick:

I Got Married On 6th December = igmo612

Adding special characters (@,*,/,_) will only strengthen your password.

Use virtual keyboards:

When you make a transaction online or access your bank account online, always use the virtual keyboard to input your password. This will protect you from key loggers that monitor the activity on your computer.

Clear your cache:

After any online transaction make it a habit to clear your cache. This secures your information by ensuring no one else views it.

Install the latest security software:

An antivirus software that’s constantly updated can go a long way in protecting you from fraud and theft. Invest in a good software and follow through on timely upgrades.

Look for websites with ‘https’ URLs:

A website address starting with https (not http) is a secure website. These websites will also display a closed padlock on the right corner of the address bar.

Check for authentication certificates:

Before you make an online transaction check the website for a digital certificate or seal like VeriSign or Norton Secured. These certificates indicate that the website is genuine and secure.

Avoid using public Wi-Fi:

Many cafes and malls offer free Wi-Fi services, and although tempting, try your best to avoid it. This could open up your device to malware and fraud.

The internet is a wonderful invention, but don’t be fooled by fraudulent activities. As they say, “prevention is better than cure” and it holds true even for the internet.

Be safe!

About Bigfoot Broadband Digital Networks

Bigfoot Broadband Digital Networks is a class A internet service provider and was founded in 2008, with a vision to be a leading Broadband and IT services company, offering innovative products, various broadband plans and solutions to the home, enterprise and service provider customers in India. Bigfoot Broadband is today among India’s top Broadband Service Providers with 2.25 lakh subscribers in 25 cities. Bigfoot Broadband has deployed 40,000 outdoor wireless access points in India making it world’s largest outdoor Wi-Fi network provider. Tikona possesses 20 MHz of 4G LTE spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in five circles of India namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh- East & West and Himachal Pradesh. Bigfoot Broadband Infinet (formerly known as HCL Infinet) is the B to B arm of Bigfoot Broadband that provides data services to Enterprise customers in India. TDN is funded by top end global investors and is committed to comply with the highest standards of corporate governance.

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The Solution to Mobile Data Offload – Hotspots

The world’s first smartphone is the IBM Simon, which went on sale on 16th August, 1994. Since then technology has continued to make break-through advancements in the world of mobile phones. The internet only made things easier, faster and better!

Currently, there are around 2 billion smartphone users worldwide. Most of these people use their phones to surf the internet, play games, connect to social media and download apps. It’s no surprise that this has caused an explosion in internet data traffic, which has increased 18 times since 2011. This in turn has resulted in congestion in mobile data networks, leading to a drop in service quality.

The solution – Wi-Fi Hotspots!

The creation of Wi-Fi hotspots will make it easier to tackle network congestion, while ensuring that the user’s experience is not compromised. For example: if a user is watching a video via his/her mobile data, he/she will not enjoy seamless streaming due to the congestion. However, if a user switches to Wi-Fi, he/she will be able to watch videos at a better streaming speed, without any interruptions.

Another notable feature about Wi-Fi hotspots is its versatility. Unlike the usual practice where a user is tied down to a particular network, handset, or access point, Wi-Fi hotspots work across all devices, access points and networks. For example: if a user is connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot he/she can work on any device – a smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc. This user can also connect to different hotspot networks depending on his/her location.

Offloading mobile data to Wi-Fi hotspots is also easy on your pocket. Wi-Fi hotspot fees are much lower as compared to mobile data packages. Today, most restaurants and public spaces are free Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing the user to cut costs. Telecom companies are targeting places with high footfalls like malls, railway stations and bus stops to deploy such services so that they can decongest their networks of data traffic and maintain quality of their voice services.

All these factors contribute to a better user experience, which in turn reduce costs and lower churn. Still looking for a reason to adopt this smart feature?

About Tikona Digital Networks

Tikona Digital Networks was founded in 2008, with a vision to be a leading Broadband and IT services company, offering innovative products, various broadband plans and solutions to the home, enterprise and service provider customers in India. Tikona is today among India’s top Broadband Service Providers with 2.25 lakh subscribers in 25 cities. Tikona has deployed 40,000 outdoor wireless access points in India making it world’s largest outdoor Wi-Fi network provider. Tikona possesses 20 MHz of 4G LTE spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in five circles of India namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh- East & West and Himachal Pradesh. Tikona Infinet (formerly known as HCL Infinet) is the B to B arm of Tikona that provides data services to Enterprise customers in India. TDN is funded by top end global investors and is committed to comply with the highest standards of corporate governance.

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Bigfoot Broadband New Bill Free Recharge Vouchers

We are almost always connected to the internet, especially at home. The increasing demand for richer, newer Wi-Fi devices calls for a superior wireless broadband connection. What our generation needs is a one stop solution that is affordable and offers flexible tariff plans.

Keeping these needs in mind, Bigfoot Broadband  Digital Networks introduced ‘Bill Free Plans’ that provides hassle free bill payment techniques, superior speed, security and control on your bills, which can be recharged if need be.

Bigfoot Broadband  offers a host of high-speed and cost-effective recharge vouchers based on your usage. The new Bill Free Recharge Vouchers provide better bundled usage, Rs. 4 per MB, which is lesser than the previous rate of Rs. 6 per MB.

New Bill Free Recharge Vouchers:



To recharge your Bigfoot Broadband  Bill Free account use the recharge or top up link available on the post-login page or use Selfcare.