Distributors of cable television in Kolkata are going
ahead with plans for Internet services. The local operators will have to
limit their service to the area covered by their cable TV service. RPG
Netcom and Zee’s SitiCable, are aiming for independent networks covering the
The operators aim to implement their Internet business
plans by the end of this year. The operators will charge a flat rate for the
24-hour service, which will not require the extra expense of telephone
The monthly subscription will cost less than Rs 1,500.
The operator pointed out that a modem-based system leads to telephone bills
running into thousands of rupees. However, subscribers of cable TV will not
be able to use the same feed to browse the Net via their PCs.