The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has selected Vodafone via a tender process for its subsidized fiber Internet service that will be offered under the ‘Arasu Cable TV Corporation’ brand, an IT department notice from the TN government said. Currently, Vodafone’s leased lines are present in 2,577 households who are now able to connect to the Internet via the state sponsored fiber project. TN government said that it has additionally floated more tenders, inviting applications from interested entities (mostly telcos and ISPs) to partner with Arasu Cable for providing Internet services. The state claims to have received 392 applications, and has selected 170 applicants for deploying Internet services in 24,750 new households across the state. Along with fiber Internet, TN govt is also providing IPTV services and WiFi. On the cable TV side, Arasu Cable claims to have 70.52 lakh subscribers…
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