If things go as planned, Bangalore may emerge as India's first city with wireless broadband Internet connectivity in about two years.
Indications are that things are moving in that direction.
An empowered committee, headed by Prof Sadagopan of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, has been working on the venture for the last six months and it met here yesterday and shortlisted five companies for the project.
The idea is to provide broadband Internet access irrespective of the telecom service provider one gets service from. If one used the services on the move -- operating a palmtop or laptop -- service provider will charge interconnection charge, Pujari explained.