BSES has announced plans to sell its Internet services under the brand name powersurfer.net. A subscriber can avail broadband internet connectivity by depositing a sum of Rs 5,000 or by paying Rs 999 a month without incurring any additional charges like telephone dial-up expenses.
The customer also won't be required to install expensive cable modems as subscribers to internet on cable services do. The company has rolled out a fibre optic network covering most of the city and its suburbs and will begin offering "continuously on" broadband Internet connectivity from February.
BSES, which also plans to put up its own international satellite gateway from February, is aggressively marketing the new broadband service.
Reliance Industries has a 26.6 per cent stake in BSES. RIL is entering the broadband business in a big way by way of cabling and exploiting its synergies with BSES.