Tamil Nadu announces Rs 3,000 crore broadband project

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the government will invest Rs 3,000 crore to connect village panchayats through optical fibre with assistance from the central government.

The central government has agreed to Tamil Nadu government’s proposal to operate the Bharat Net service and connect all the 12,524 village panchayats through optical fibre and offer government services through portals.

The Rs 3,000 crore project will be implemented by the state government with central government’s share. The government will set up Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation for this purpose.

All the village panchayats will be linked with Bharat Net, government undertaking Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation will offer Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and broadband net connectivity at low cost.

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