I got a chance to test out BSNL's DataOne broadband in a recent property fair in Chennai.
Talk about technology penetration, what does broadband have to do in a property show ?! One could argue that it was a household amenity :)
A couple of quick download tests showed me that sustained average download speeds were about 19kB/s on a supposed 256kbps connection.
On my 64kbps airtel DSL connection, I get about 13kB/s usually (that's more than expected).
I didn't, however, try my usual speed tests.