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New Delhi: Reliance Jio will foray into the broadband service with the commercial launch of Jio Fiber on September 5. As announced by RIL Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, the cheapest plan by Reliance Jio will be starting at Rs 700 per month with a minimum speed of 100Mbps. The speed by Jio Fiber could go up to 1GBps on some of its plans.

Jio has kept key details about Jio Fiber plans a secret and it would be revealed on the operator’s website on Thursday. Reliance Jio made some important announcements about its plans to ensure wide reach of its broadband service.

It has not yet announced how much it is going to charge the subscribers for the installation. The company is less likely to charge anything. Just like the preview pack, new subscribers too can get the service with a refundable security deposit, which will be announced later. The Jio Router is expected to cost less, probably at around Rs 1,000 as the company would want to make it affordable for a wider set of users.

Jio has announced a ‘Welcome offer’ during the AGM under which it will give an HD or 4K LED TV as well as 4K set-top box for free with their Jio Fiber connection to those who opt for the annual plans or the ‘Jio Forever plans.’ The 4K Set-Top box will provide features such as video conferencing, access to apps and online gaming and will work with traditional cable network.

Also it will provide access to Jio’s own apps such as Jio TV, Jio Saavan Music and Jio Cinema. These apps will be bundled free of cost to all Jio Fiber customers. Reliance Jio offered complimentary access to these apps to its wireless subscribers. Reliance Jio also announced that it is planning to bundle access to third-party streaming services such as Eros One, Voot, ALT Balaji, and more.


Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide




Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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