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.

Note: Installation charges on Landline, Broadband, FTTH Bharat Fiber, Bharat Air Fibre and BBoWiFi services are waived off till 03.11.2021.

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 on 14th September 2020. BSNL Customers who opt for Annual billing, need not pay any installation charges.

Service NameInstallation Charge Rs
Landline Voice₹500
Only Broadband without Landline₹500
Combo Landline(voice) + BB₹500
Addition of Broadband₹250
Addition of Voice on existing BB/FTTH₹0
FTTH Service voice/broadband₹500
Take Annual Plan / Pay annuallyNIL
Installation Charges Table

BSNL Landline Installation Charges

When a customer gets his first bill, it includes the Landline Installation charge of ₹500 – ₹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 Rs. 500 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. For, combo plan customers, the rate is reduced from ₹750 to ₹500.

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 ₹500 as a one-time charge. It will be added to 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 ₹500 as of March 2021.

BSNL FTTH Modem Charges

It is suggested to take ONT Modem on a 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 to more than one PC. Wifi is not at all possible by 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
FTTH Modem ONT Modem Cost Table

BSNL Waived off installation charges on Landline, Broadband and FTTH Connections till 03-Nov-2021.
BSNL Reintroduced/Revised nominal Installation charges as of September 2020.

14 thoughts on “BSNL Installation Charges on Landline Broadband FTTH Connections

  • May 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    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

    • May 8, 2019 at 11:33 am

      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.

      • August 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

        Are we supposed to pay the cost of wire while getting new FTTH connection. is it included in any bill?

  • May 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

    can we covert the existing Landline to optical fibre connection, so that we can retain the same number.

    • May 23, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Landline Number levels are different from FTTH (Optical Fiber) number levels. You may not retain. But you can opt for BSNL-ASEEM plan which costs only 200/- per year. It allows you to call-forward all calls from the Old landline to one mobile number of your choice. This way you can still hold the OLD number.

      • August 3, 2020 at 9:54 pm

        I already have a BSNL landline with broadband connection in j&k circle.Now I want to switch on to FTTH facility.How much shall I have to pay in total at the time of installation of the new system?

    • September 15, 2020 at 10:34 am

      The facility was just launched. It takes some time to configure servers nationwide to accept such requests/orders from customers.

  • June 5, 2020 at 9:10 am

    I have applied for bsnl optic fibre 5hey have asked 2200 rs for modem, 10rs per metre for for optic wire and the plan which total sums upto 5550rs. Is this charges correct

  • June 9, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Will I pay BSNL fibre wire charges during installation? if so how much I have to pay, as they told me to pay fibre wire charges without billing.

  • July 31, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Is there any plan change charges for BSNL ftth connection.after six months of using FTTHconnection this month I have received a bill as a one time charge for 250, may know the reason

    • July 31, 2020 at 6:19 am

      If it is marked as a Security Deposit, you wil get it back. If it is shown as an Installation charge, check your 1st month bill for missing installation charge. System raises it only once.

  • November 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I applied for a FTTH connection and gave an application. I was asked to pay Rs.777. I paid it in BSNL customer care. I was asked to contact one contractor. I informed the contractor that I paid Rs.777 for FTTH connection. The contractor provided the connection and asked to give Rs.3500 towards cabling and modem. I paid and asked for bill. Contractor said he cannot give the bill and I have to pay GST extra if I need a bill. I told OK. But no bill was given. When I pressed for bill, I was asked to pay Rs.630 extra in addition to Rs.3500 already paid. When I gave a look on the bill book I could see bill prepared for the total amount of Rs.3500, with Rs 2966 for modem charge and cabling and 9% GST for central and 9% GST for the state government. The total amount of the bill works out to Rs.3500. But I was asked to give Rs.4130 (3500 +9% CGST+9%SGST). what is the real amount to be pais? will any BSNL authority clear this doubt?
    November 24, 2020.
    Tiruchirappalli – 620021.

  • July 14, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Please any toolfree number or contact number


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