BharatNet is an ambitious project of the Government of India to provide broadband connectivity to all village panchayats in the country. Under phase II of this project all the 12,524 Village Panchayats in Tamil Nadu are planned to be covered for internet connectivity.
The network will be utilized primarily for e-governance, telemedicine & education.
Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between State Government and Government of India in New Delhi on 26.12.2017 for implementation of BharatNet-II in Tamil Nadu, which connects 12524 villages in Tamil Nadu through 11/33 KV TNEB Poles except for villages in coastal blocks where the cables are to be laid underground. The project has been approved by Government of India at a cost of Rs.1230.90 crore. RFP for selection of System Integrator is under preparation.