EP 15 - Rahul Makhija - co-Founder & CTO of Esto Internet - Will You Teach Me Internet?
The Wolfcast had the pleasure of speaking with Rahul Makhija, a co-Founder (with his brother!) and the CTO of Esto Internet, one of the premier ISPs in India.
Some of the topics Rahul and I discussed:
- Did 2020 really happen?
- His family was from Panipat
- The challenges of operating and growing an ISP during COVID
- The increase in internet usage due to the pandemic
- Got his first job because he wanted a smartphone
- How he was one of those kids that took apart all of the electronics in his house
- Self-taught web application and network engineer
- The non-triviality of networking computers
- Learning and implementing that learning
- Starting Esto with fixed wireless internet and the progression of machinery
- Licensing and regulations surrounding ISPs in India
- Service outages and how they get handled
- BBNL and wiring the villages
Some of the other titles we considered for this episode:
- You Can Buy It When You Start Earning for Yourself
- I Am Going to Work Today
- If You Are Not Doing, You Are Dying