How to start a broadband revolution in India

May 4, 2016

The problem with providing Internet access in India starts at the top, with the government, which primarily thinks of spectrum auctions as a source of income, and not as a means of enabling access for public good.

And so it creates scarcity of spectrum, and monetizes that scarcity to balance its fiscal deficit. Spectrum is auctioned piecemeal every year, and telecom operators who either need the spectrum to improve quality of service or see it as a land-grab to prevent competition from others, drive prices up. SourcePhoto edited with

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