People can now use unlimited and high-speed internet at only Tk 300 a month as BDCom Online Ltd yesterday launched a package of broadband internet connection of 5Mbps to 10 Mbps.
“This is the cheapest broadband internet package in the country,” claimed SM Golam Faruk Alamgir Arman, managing director of the internet service provider.
The company brought the service following the concept of ‘Internet For All’, which stands for making internet connectivity affordable and available to every person, home, village and city of the country, Arman said.
He spoke in a press conference at Hotel La Vinci in the capital.
To get the connection, at least 10 households need to team up.
Five households together can also get the connection, for which the monthly rent of each line will be Tk 400 while the amount will be Tk 500 each in case of a club of two households, Arman said. “The speed and service quality will not deteriorate depending on the number of households of a team. Everyone will enjoy the same broadband connection.”
Initially the service will be offered in Dhaka, Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, Bogura, Jashore, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Tangail, Rangpur and Kushtia, he said.
“In the next phase, another 19 districts will be added to the list.”
Currently, BDCom has 10,000 household connections apart from corporate networks up to union level.
The problems created by the local musclemen are restricting the company to expand its services all over the country, he said.
In April last year, the company launched the country’s first internet protocol television service and also offered super high-speed package of about 100 Mbps.