CHENNAI: Arasu Cable TV Corporation will soon start its new high-speed broadband and Internet services at affordable rates to the public. This will be done in collaboration with companies which have licences to provide the service.
Making a suo motu statement in the State Assembly under Rule 110, the Chief Minister said, at present Arasu Cable TV was providing Cable TV services at a very nominal tariff of Rs 70 per month.
Considering the issues of confidentiality of government information, a strong, robust e-mail solution needed to be put in place in the State data centre for maintaining the mail accounts of State government officials and departments, the Chief Minister said, and added that the e-mail solution with multiple operating systems to be set up at a cost of Rs 1 crore, would provide cyber security. It would transform the government e-mail communication from medium to a higher level of safety and efficiency, she said.
Recalling that her government had so far distributed more than 20 lakh laptops to students and the IT technology had to be upgraded for efficient use of these laptops, Jayalalithaa said the government would provide cloud services and web-hosting services to the students as well as to entrepreneurs at nominal charges. She said Rs 50 lakh would be allocated for this purpose.
She also announced that an Internet-based repository on Tamil language, arts and culture would be be established through the Tamil Virtual Academy. In the first phase, Rs 20 lakh would be allocated for this.