Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the first phase of the BharatNet scheme at a function held in Chennai this morning.
He rolled it out in the Muthalakurichi village near Thuckalay in the Kanyakumari district through video-conferencing.
Several villages in the State have been connected by the Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation under the BharatNet project at a cost of Rs 1628 cr.
Remember last year TANFINET signed the agreement for the implementation of BharatNet Project in Tamilnadu (two packages) with various system integrators. The project aims at providing 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity to all Gram Panchayats. It signed the agreement with L&T (for Package C); ITI Ltd (Package D) and Third-Party Agency BECIL in the presence of Information Technology minister T Mano Thangaraj and IT Secretary Neeraj Mittal.