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Tamil Nadu government to introduce Internet service for all

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Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha launched Arasu fibre, the scheme to provide affordable internet services to every household across the state through the TACTV(Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation).

Tamil Nadu government to introduce Internet service for all

Flash points

  • Making a suo motu statement in the assembly, Jayalalitha told that the state government have obtained the ISP license from Union IT ministry to provide internet services
  • The government has also signed a pact with Rail tel to provide high speed broadband services
  • Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services will also be provided along with high-speed broadband and other internet services
  • Bharat Netthe central government’s scheme is also to be implemented by the state government
  • It is also said that 12,524 rural local bodies will be connected through Optical Fibre at an investment of Rs 3,000 crore with Central Assistance and a Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation will be created for this purpose
  • Already 552 cable TV operators have been roped to provide internet to people using ISP license
  • For the past 15 days, over 1100 customers from across the state are enjoying free internet services through TACTV on an experimental basis
  • The service will soon be extended to 15000 customers
  • It is told that within 3 months, the centralized network operation centre to be put up in Chennai to increase the number to 50000
  • The incidental charges for installation of router, modem etc have to be borne by the customer
  • TACTV is finalizing the policy for registration of LCO

Points to note

  • The service provider for TACTV is Vodafone
  • TACTV was started in October 4, 2007
  • It was started under Companies act,1956