Broadband infrastructure, in conjunction with information technologies, can improve productivity and economic growth to improve the annual GDP per capita growth. High-speed internet connectivity leads to emergence of new markets, increase transparency in the existing markets, giving businesses a competitive advantage.
A widespread broadband infrastructure can attribute to almost one-third of economic development, but this is only possible if every user has access to this infrastructure. Existing research on the effect of digital connectivity suggest greater positive impacts on developed nations over developing nations because the period of integration in developed countries is longer than the latter. The true realization of the potential of broadband penetration on developing countries is missing from the existing research literature which this study seeks to address.
Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) project of the Government of Telangana aims to provide affordable, yet high speed connectivity through digital infrastructure to 47 lakh households in 10 Zones (31 Districts), 584 Mandals, and 8778 Gram Panchayats of the State of Telangana. 
T-Fiber’s demonstration network called the Technology Demonstration Network (TDN) was created by integrating Government to Citizen services (G2C), Government to Government services (G2G) and Video Conferencing. With strong industry participation and collaborations at various stage, the network is capable of delivering 1 Gbps to homes and offices. 
This study aims to contribute to the mission of T-Fiber e-Governance Services by providing insights into the TDN characteristics and T-Fiber business models that have the greatest chances of long-term sustainability, and documenting and demonstrating the social impact of T-Fiber.