Ms. Jayalalithaa also announced her government’s decision to provide Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to all households in Tamil Nadu, making use of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence obtained by the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation.
She said since all the village panchayats in Tamil were to be linked under the Bharatnet scheme, the state government would utilise the ISP licence and provide quality internet service to all households. Besides IPTV will be provided along with hi-speed broadband services and other internet services.
The Chief Minister announced the creation of the Rs. 3,000-crore Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation to implement the Central government’s Bharatnet scheme to link village panchayats through Optical Fibre.
She said when Bharatnet scheme was announced she made it clear that in Tamil Nadu the state government would implement it. As per the scheme, 12,524 village panchayats will be linked through optic fibre and people can avail themselves of the schemes of the government.
Jayalalithaa announces IPTV for all households, special wheelchairs - The Hindu
So, the government of TN promises High Speed Internet for affordable prices. Neither speed nor the price was mentioned anywhere though.
I am not sure if it is just an election gimmick. But, Anyone from Tamil Nadu think that this would force BSNL to start providing better plans in TN too just like AP?