If I am not mistaken, TDSAT entertains applications from group of consumers if your interest is being compromised. I am seriously thinking of questioning the broadband policy and have TDSAT question TRAI about it’s ineffectual enforcement.
However, I would need time, a lawyer to interpret the rulings and someone with an understanding of TRAI act. I believe that there is some provision to make it work.
Remember, that this is in public interest and more the people, the better it is for us to get broadband that we deserve. I am sick of their promises and it’s time we exercise our right. I dont expect the media to help us because they are easily bought and sold.However, if someone from that industry is willing to help us, I would be more than happy.
Presently, I am based in Delhi. Would it be possible to get together and chalk out a plan? It would make sense to set up a wiki or collaborate. I know, after the initial enthusiasm, the interest might vain off. However, I am not keen to rest till this matter is sorted out in it’s entirety. I remember the time when the interested consumers got together to act as a pressure group and forced BSNL to introduce unlimited plans. We would now want to have all caps removed, definition of broadband to be minimum 2 Mbps, all restrictive slabs to be removed and charges for broadband access strictly on the basis of value added services.
These dodos have enough bandwidth to supply but they are creating artificial scarcity. This is totally against the free market economics and anti consumer. TRAI as a watchdog has clearly failed in it’s duty.
There is an NGO called as Telecom Watchdog. I don’t know about their origins. I believe that they would be willing to help the consumers and it would be worthwhile to argue the case in the court about the artificial caps for broadband access.
Let me know if this is possible. Empty your thoughts in the comments section.
Thanks in advance.