Jio GigaFiber Broadband Registrations on August 15: Here’s What You Should Know
Jio GigaFiber broadband registrations will begin in less than two weeks, making the high-speed internet a reality in multiple cities across the country. The initial rollout will be in 1,100 cities, and for now, only registrations will open on August 15, not the actual launch. If you are looking to sign up when Jio GigaFiber broadband registrations open, here’s a round-up of everything you should know.
Jio GigaFiber broadband registrations
The Jio GigaFiber registrations begin on August 15 but it is just that – registrations. The company will gauge the demand from all locations and start the operations in areas with the most demand for its high-speed broadband network.
You will be able to register for Jio GigaFiber from the MyJio app and Jio.com website. Unlike the Jio Phone last year, users interested in the broadband network will not have to pay any sum while registering their interest.
Jio GigaFiber broadband plans
There is no official word on the Jio GigaFiber plans yet, but consumers will have to pay an Rs. 4,500 refundable sum for the router in areas where the service is already available. The service is free for the first three months, as was the case with the Jio telecom network in 2016. This includes a free tier to introduce broadband to users who have not used it till now, as well as paid tiers with high data download allocations.
Jio GigaFiber installation and Jio GigaTV
To set up the Jio GigaFiber network, the company will install a Jio GigaRouter at your home or office. The company says users will be able to stream 4K videos and play VR games on the network. It is not yet clear how many devices will be supported on the network at the same time.
The broadband network will also power the TV experience and the smart home suite. For large screen TVs, the company will install the GigaTV set-top box and provide a voice-activated remote to users. The presentation showed apps such as JioTV, JioCinema, JioTVCall, JioSmartLiving, JioNetVelocity, JioCloud, MediaShare, and JioStore on a TV screen.
The company claims it will take just an hour to set up the smart home.