Tamil Nadu Govt to offer internet services; to implement BharatNet

  • TN government said it will provide internet services, including IPTV, through the state-run cable TV operator TACTV and implement the Centre’s broadband project “BharatNet” linking more than 12,500 rural local bodies in the state at an investment of Rs 3,000 crore.
  • Already, 552 cable operators had been roped in and services were being provided to the people and the ISP Licence will be used to take internet across every household in the state.
  • As regards Bharatnet, the Chief Minister said she had been insisting that it should be implement through the state government and this had been accepted by the centre.
  • Specially designed wheelchairs would be provided to 960 differently-abled persons with spine problems at an estimated cost of Rs 1.92 crore.

Source: ET

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