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Tamil Nadu rolls out Arasu Fibre broadband services

The Tamil Nadu Government has launched Arasu Fibre, an initiative to provide Internet services to all households through the Tail Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV), reports the New Indian Express. As of now, TACTV mentions that it has rolled out services to 1,100 customers in the State in the last 15 days, for free on an experimental basis. The agency said that it can extend the service to 15,000 customers immediately, and within 3 months, with a centralised networking Operation Centre in Chennai, the number can increase to 50,000. The agency charges users for installation of the router and modem etc., even for signing up for the free experimental trial. Outside of this, the service will charge Rs 299 per month for a 2mbps connection with a 2GB monthly FUP limit, incrementally increasing the prices for more data or faster connections. The most expensive plans costs Rs 899 per month for a 4mbps connection with a 40GB monthly limit. Other than for the basic Rs 299 plans, users can pay for an additional 5GB or 10GB data a nominal cost of Rs 99 and Rs 149 respectively. Interestingly, TACTV mentions that it has tied up with Vodafone as the service provider for its service. To enquire and register for the program, users can call the toll-free number 18004252911. Note that the Tamil Nadu Government had said it would provide internet services through Arasu Cable in September last year. At the time it said that it would implement BharatNet linking…

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