At Rs 299, Tamil Nadu Government Launches ‘Arasu’ Fibre Cable- “Internet For All”

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha, on Tuesday over a video conference has announced the launch of Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd (TACTV), which will provide fibre-based broadband services starting at Rs 299 per month for a line with 2 Mbps speed and a 2 GB data limit. Last year Arasu cable had acquired the ISP license from the telecom ministry.

In one amongst many digital initiatives, Tamil Nadu’s state-owned cable TV and internet service provider Arasu Corporation will offer a range of internet plans to customers, priced accordingly. The bandwidth for the broadband will be provided by Vodafone. However, the cost of router, installation and modem has to be borne by the customer.

With the current arrangements, internet can be provided to up to 15000 customers, with around 1100 connections already under testing.

Jayalalitha also announced formation of a startup warehouse in Chennai established at an expense of Rs 3.53 crores. She further offered a cloud and web hosting service for students and entrepreneurs which will be built at a cost of Rs 10.41 crores.

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