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Kerala to provide free high-speed internet connections to the poor

By India Today calender  08-Nov-2019

Kerala to provide free high-speed internet connections to the poor

  • The state cabinet has given a nod for Rs 1,548 crore high-speed internet project in Kerala, named as Kerala Fiber Optic Network (KFON).
     
  • State Government has planned to provide free high-speed internet to over 20 lakh below poverty line (BPL) households by 2020. 
     
  • The project will be implemented through Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kerala IT Infrastructure Limited.
     
  • The projects aims to improve the information technology (IT) infrastructure at educational institutions, ports and airports.
     
  • Presently, only 20% of the total mobile towers in the state are connected and once the KFON is implemented all mobile towers will be part of the network.

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