Some truth about Comcast - WikiLeaks style

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Mon Dec 20 07:34:07 CST 2010

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 2:15 PM, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at> wrote:
> Department of Telecommunications (DoT), is the monopoly operator in India.
>  That photo isn't due to a situation where there were numerous different
> providers, it's due to ONE provider with a monopoly, doing a half-assed job.

DoT is the regulator - kind of like the FCC

The monopoly provider (still a very large one) was called BSNL [Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Ltd - India Telecom Company, Ltd] as opposed to VSNL /
Videsh ... (Videsh = Foreign)

VSNL was privatized some years back as you all know .. and as for
local phone service you can buy that from at least 4 or 5 nationwide
landline providers, besides several cellphone providers.

"Monopoly" is what there was like a decade back.

Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at

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