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Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: Starting a small ISP with the help of BSNL
Even if BSNL agrees to lease you their connection to start your own business, you値l need to have an ISP license. There are many terms and conditions that you need to fulfill before you get an ISP license and set up an ISP business. The ISP licenses are of three types, one for setting up service all over the country, one only for setting up internet service for a specific district and the third one which you will need is for a specific region. You will need to deposit Rs. 3 lakhs in bank as guarantee money. You will get all the needed details on the website of Indian government. If you are planning to get the internet to further supply it to other people, then I suggest that you avoid it getting from BSNL. It would be better if you get the lease line through a private ISP like Reliance or Airtel.
BSNL being an organization of Indian government, the working process is very slow. It will take years to get proper lease line. But in private ISP services, the working process will be much faster. Also the price set by BSNL is very steep and as compared to the price, the services provided are not much of high quality. If you take lease line from a private ISP, then the price here too will be high, but at least you値l guaranteed about proper services. Now just think about profit and earning. Nobody does any business just for fun or to spend leisure time, one does business to earn money for himself. Now as I mentioned prices will be high and also you will need to invest money, how will you recover them? You will need to plan out price of your services. So according to it, you値l need to plan out various schemes that you値l provide to your customer. My best advice is to wait and research about all the possibilities before taking a leap in business of ISP.