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BSNL Info - October 17, 2018

BSNL Installation Charges on Landline Broadband FTTH Connections

Like any other Service Provider, BSNL Installation Charges on Landline Broadband and FTTH Connections is mandatory. Installation charges are one time charges at the time of taking a new connection. Let us find how much BSNL is charging as an Installation Charge for its Landline, Broadband and FTTH customers. BSNL reintroduced installation charges after July 2019 for all its services like Landline Voice, Broadband and FTTH.

BSNL Installation Charges

BSNL Installation charges are paid by the customer after receiving his first monthly bill. Some years before BSNL allowed customers to opt for Bi-Monthly or Once In Two Months bills. Check your Physical Bill or PDF Bill third page for Installation charges added if any.

The below installation charges are introduced after July 2019. BSNL Customers who opt for Annual billing, need not pay any installation charges.

Service NameInstallation Charge Rs
Landline Voice₹250
Addition of Broadband₹250
Addition of Voice on existing BB/FTTH₹250
FTTH Service voice/broadband₹250
Take Annual Plan / Pay annuallyNIL

BSNL Landline Installation Charges

When a customer gets his first bill, it includes the Landline Installation charge of ₹600 – ₹750 as a one time charge. Even if you take a new broadband connection, it includes this Landline Installation charge by default. It is levied on the customer to recover Overhead wire or cable costs.

BSNL Broadband Installation Charges

BSNL Broadband offers ADSL ( Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) broadband at various price points or ranges. Plans start from as low as ₹99 per month. Broadband Installation charge of ₹250 is collected from the customer in his first month bill as a one time charge for programming the ADSL Modem / ADSL Wifi Modem. Customer may configure his own modem to avoid this ₹250 charge.

BSNL Broadband Modem Charges

ADSL Broadband Modem is charged at ₹1250 as a one time purchase. Instead, the customer may opt for Rented Wifi Modem at ₹110 per month. A Non-Wifi Modem may be taken for rent at ₹70 per month.

Replace Faulty BSNL Modem

If your modem becomes faulty, it will be replaced free of cost only if it is taken on Rent basis. Just inform BSNL office near to you. They will give a good working modem in place of your faulty modem. If your modem is a purchased modem, replacement is not possible after a warranty period of 1 year or so.

BSNL FTTH Installation Charges

BSNL FTTH is also like a traditional Broadband connection. But the connection is given on Optical Fiber. A special ONT Modem (Optical Network Terminator Modem) is required to access the internet or broadband. This modem is a bit costly. BSNL charges the same amount of ₹250 as one-time charge. It will be added in your first-month bill. Even if the customer brings his own ONT or purchases from BSNL, he has to pay a flat installation charge of ₹250 as of July 2019.

BSNL FTTH Modem Charges

It is suggested to take ONT Modem on rent basis as the modem is costly as of now. It may be available at less price or cheap rate in 1 or 2 years.

ONT Type A has only One Ethernet Port and can be configured in Bridge Mode only. Bridge mode does not allow dynamic IP or DHCP. So you can connect more than one PC. Wifi is not at all possible in any means.

ONT Type B has 4 ports with built-in DHCP or dynamic IP. You can extend the internet by using Netgear or DLink routers.

DetailsPrice in Rupees ₹
ONT Type A – Cost₹12,000
ONT Type B – Cost₹14,500
Monthly ONT Rent₹90 Per Month
Yearly ONT Rent₹1,800 Per Month
Wifi Modem Rent₹200 per Month
Wifi Modem Deposit₹1,500

Good News:

BSNL Waived off installation charges on Landline, Broadband and FTTH Connections till 31-Mar-2019.
BSNL Reintroduced nominal Installation charges as on July 2019.


  1. The BSNL customer services are not satisfactory.I wanted to know what is the fibre cable cost per meter after installation of FTTH.2. when I asked if the existing landline phone can be used for FTTH for making calls they do not know. No proper answare . Further, the broad band calbe is a waste one after taking FTTH connection for which 1150 rupees charged in first bill. There are so many doubts for instllation of BSNL FTTH which are also not available in google internet … That is that

    1. BSNL FTTH plans come as Combo Plans with both Voice and Data. Unlimited calls and Data is common now a days. You may need to buy a Telephone Instrument to make voice calls. Your FTTH modem will be having a voice or landline voice port (RJ-11). When you apply for a FTTH connection, their staff check for fesibility to your area. If they get more number of connections in that area, they do not ask you to buy a fibre of say 100 mtr or 200mtr from your side. If you are the only far away customer, you may need to buy fibre on your own or give commitment for 1-2 years to get free fibre. BSNL FTTH is the mostly widely accepted high speed broadband in many government offices and business complexes.

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