The Indian government intends to offer free broadband connectivity to all its citizens by 2009.
Their plans call for the creation of a 2 Mbps nation wide wireless network by India's state-owned telecom service providers BSNL and MTNL. Government officials hope the move will further boost economic development on the subcontinent.
There are some fears that the new network could cut into telecom profits and forever change the way they do business. Skeptics point out that the ever growing VOIP trend might drain their revenues, forcing them to develop various value-added applications in order to compensate their losses.
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