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Tamil Nadu Launched Affordable Internet Connection for Every Household

The state government of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday launched affordable internet services to every household through the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd (TACTV). CM J Jayalalithaa launched the scheme of providing affordable internet connectivity to every household across the state via video conferencing.

  • The TACTV has already launched attractive packages for various categories of customers and each house in the state can choose from packages of broadband between Rs. 299- and Rs. 899/- per month, inclusive of service tax. Already over 1,100 customers for a pilot phase of 15 days have been using the internet service provided by TACTV for free of cost.
  • At present, BSNL, Airtel, Bengaluru based ACT Net along with other local service providers are providing internet services in the state. But TACTV already has over 29,000 Local Cable Operators and they would also be able to extend the fibre network with GPont Technology for delivering quality services.
  • However, sources close to TACTV has said that the company already can provide services to 15,000 more customers immediately but installation charges of router, modem etc will be borne by customers only. Also, within the next 3 months, the cable operating company will also establish a centralized networking Operation Centre in Chennai to increase the customer base to 50,000 respectively. For any enquiry, customers can give a call to the toll-free number- 1800-425-2911.
  • CM J Jayalalithaa also has announced of opening up a Start-up Warehouse in Chennai with a cost of Rs. 3.53 crore and Cloud and Web Hosting Services for students and young entrepreneurs and Cloud Computing Facility at Tamil Nadu State Data Centre with a cost of Rs. 10.41 crore.

(Sources: The New Indian Express)

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