KAKINADA: All cable operators in the district should follow Government orders and ensure that the State sponsored ‘Fiber Grid’ project reaches the public through the cable network, N. China Rajappa, Deputy Chief Minister, told the East Godavari District Cable TV operators at Jaggampeta on Saturday.
Rajappa called for a detailed report from the cable operators about their fears and assured them to take it up with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. “We will work hard to solve your problems. Don’t worry,” he said. The Dy. CM exhorted the Cable TV operators to acquire advanced technological knowledge regarding the Fiber Grid connectivity.
Meanwhile, A. Venkat Rao, Association District President and Pammi Suresh, Association leader along with others submitted a memorandum to Rajappa requesting him to resolve their problems. “Nearly 800 Cable TV operators in the district, particularly the rural based operators, are worried about the Digitization Process and the present ongoing AP State Fiber Grid Project works. They are afraid that these two projects might destroy their livelihood in the future, as many Multinational companies are entering the broadcasting field as MSO’s,” they said.
The leaders also said that if MNCs introduced lower prices with advanced technology, all consumers might go to them thus affecting their livelihood. In this meeting, MLA Jyothula Nehru along with nearly 500 Cable TV Operators participated.