I am talking of the “REAL” broadband.
For months, I have been scratching my head about the utility of broadband. Forget peer to peer. It would be increasingly become underground as the Recording Companies go hammer and tongs at those who wish to share content. It’s out of scope here to discuss; it all depends as to how you look at the same.
Content ought to be in the local language to be meaningful. Similarly, broadband would make sense only if the people realise it’s utility. Plus of course, means of access. I really wonder whether people would start buying the sub 10k PC. I have argued earlier that price to performace ratio doesnt simply match. Plus, they are offering Red Hat Linux ( not a very bright distro in my opinion).
So, how do we define broadband in Indian context? Rajesh Jain on Emergic has some answers on The New Internet.
However, I beg to differ on the implementation of WiMax. It uses up huge amounts of spectrum- we are already in a policy mess over that. It isnt the replacement option to Wireline model which maybe expensive to start with, but cheaper in the long run.
It what is called as Internet 2.0 In India, it is wait admist screwed up policies and Government apathy.