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Arasu Cable to now foray into broadband service with Railtel

MUMBAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa owned Arasu Cable may be struggling with getting the licence to operate in the digital addressable system (DAS) areas, but it is now gearing up to launch its broadband service in collaboration with Railtel Corporation of India.


With this, the Chennai based multi system operator (MSO) will give its customers affordable broadband services, through cable TV connection.


It was in August, when during the Assembly session, Jayalalithaa declared that Arasu Cable, which currently provides cable TV connections at Rs 70 per month to its close to 70 lakh customers, will foray into broadband.


The service, according to Tamil Nadu Information department secretary T K Ramachandran will start in a couple of months.


The interested cable operators are currently being trained about the new service. The government plans to complete the training in every district by the end of the month.


The pilot project was conducted in Vellore with around 1,000 subscribers being given access to the service. The tariffs have not yet been fixed, but the schemes are in place. 

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