Yes it is a common issue with BSNL net. Currently I'm using broad band over telephone line. It is plagued with suspicious ads and redirections but on my Mac I'm using good ad blocker that solved this problem completely.
None of the other providers offer genuine fiber. ACT, Jio and Airtel are all Ethernet cable in the last mile. They may have fiber up to major junction boxes.
Airtel xstream , Jio and Act fiber all provide direct fiber line into the home with SC to SC optical fiber patch, that connects into router given by them for wifi/lan.This changed second half of last year, at least in my area. I have fiber right the way through now, from Airtel.
depends totally in your local cable operator.bsnl provides fiber using lco in most places.so if you have a pathetic cable operator then things could get tricky ahould you have am complaint.When it works, it works. When it doesn't it really depends on how proactive your area is.
Try to go for the lower plans.
P.S: If you have airtel in your area, you might also want to look at that.
yup one bsnl officer on complaining told me that i have to be on leased line to prevent connection drops.At my home place, bsnl service is pathetic, modem keeps reconnecting every couple of hours. Only ads i have witnessed is when broadband limit is about to finish every month. Although the place is inside the city, bsnl dont care to provide ftth and their lineman says this service is normal. Using since more than 15 yrs, no amounts of tweeting or offline helped ever. Bsnl is hit or miss, its just pure luck. If you are not lucky, bsnl can never fix issues with their services.
bsnl does inject ads and this has been there for many yearsI am surprised all of you are facing issues with BSNL.
I subscribed to BSNL broadband over phone over 15 years ago. After the initial installation issues, I really faced no issues for those 15 years. The BSNL service Engineers were new to Internet game, and I had to coordinate with a senior officer to understand how to split the cable and reconnect it for both Internet and phone. One thing I did realize. If BSNL said 8MBPS, it was always rock steady at that speed. Even during the 2015 Tsunami in Chennai, I kept getting connectivity till the last moment.
I am really quite surprised at ISO claim of 'suspicious ads and redirections'. I am quite certain this has nothing to do with the connectivity, but more to do with the browser and PC based viruses and malware. BSNL, I have checked, does not have any ads or redirections. I have tried with multiple browsers.
My brother-in-law in Hyderabad has been with fiber to home for the last 5 odd years. He is non-technical person, and has never faced any issues. If there is a breakdown, it is usually solved in a few hours. He is quite happy, and again, I have seen it always delivering the speed it promises.
In reality I have more confidence in my BSNL connection than my ACT, though I use ACT regularly.