Browsing centres, place where people use internet by paying the host a nominal charge. This is quite a decent idea for consumers. This is quite befitting for part time users, as they use only when it is needed. Just spend Rs.15 to Spend an hour online. Even , the internet zones were in peak where users wait outside to get a vacant system.
Now time has changed. ISPs are very lenient in their plans, adapting suitably concentrating all categories of users. Also , the setup is quite instantaneous. This attracted people towards hiring a personal internet connection, some even go for leased line.This decreased the crowd that move to browsing centre to access , as they have their own internet connection running in their home PCs.
What about people dont have PC. Fatal attack. Even ISPs like BSNL started providing PCs for those who hire their connection.
Above picture is taken in a browsing centre , at peak time. 90% systems are vacant.
This picture , where the shop proprietor closing his shop out of business.
Are these ISPs affecting the browsing centre business like what DTH does to Cable TV Operators.