I was sceptical before taking this broadband connection based on the user reviews that I saw in techtree and mouthshut. But I went ahead and took this connection as I needed it urgently. I had to pay 1758 (with tax) for the connection along with a prepaid value of 1500 MB download. The day it was installed, I was not even able to browse it at 10kbps. Then out of the blue it started working like a breeze. I have never seen the internet pages appearing so fast before. Then I tested at testmy.net and following was the result:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Connection is:: 266 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)
Download Speed is:: 32 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net (server1)
Test Time:: 2006/03/16 - 11:24am
Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 32 sec
Tested from a 386 kB file and took 11.906 seconds to complete
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)
Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 40.74 % faster than the average for host (net.in)
Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-RCW5I7ES1
:::.. Download Stats ..:::

The connection that I took is the one with Metro Ethernet technology, which is an IP ( Internet Protocol) based technology that uses a secure authentication software at the customer end to provide a high speed, always ON Broadband via Coaxial & Optic Fibre cables. The technology is ideally suited for all future triple play applications. I had to shell out Rs. 800 for the cable installation.

I was an user of BSNL broadband before I shifted to Mumbai and I found that Tataís connection is marginally better than that of BSNLís. But I have absolutely no idea how tataindicomís service was initially (which can be understood from the number of negative ratings for it) but right now tataindicom broadband rocks.