Indian fiber broadband service provider, Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd.(ACT) has launched its new broadband brand called ACT Fibernet, which underscores ACT’s continuing commitment to offer consumers the fastest, most consistent and “unparalleled Internet experience”, through the immensely scalable and future proof technology of fiber optic. The group CEO of the ACT group, Bala Malladi is confident that the company can reach a million mark with their existing market.
The 60 Mbps plan will be priced at Rs 1,999 per month with a maximum download limit of 100 GB. The existing offers has been upgraded, so the existing customers will be upgraded to the new plans without any extra cost.
“Just as the company has evolved, our brand must evolve and reflect the impact of our technological advancement and the value it brings to more than half a million subscribers. ACT plans to invest a substantial amount of money to reach the milestone of one million subscribers in the next 18 months,” said Bala.
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