Kerala Becomes 1st State To Have Its Own Internet Service; 20 Lakh People Will Get Free Internet!
Kerala has now become the first state in India to have its own internet service, which is called the Kerala Fiber Optic Network.
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has confirmed this development in a tweet.
Read on to find out all the details about Kerala’s own internet service!
Kerala Becomes First State To Have Own Internet Service
The declaration followed the Department of Telecommunications’ granting of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence to the ambitious IT infrastructure project of the Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd, which aims to provide everyone in the state with access to the internet.
With this, the effort intended to close the digital divide in society can get going, according to the CM.
He has tweeted, “Kerala becomes the only State in the country with its own internet service. The Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd has received the ISP license from @DoT_India. Now, our prestigious #KFON project can kickstart its operations of providing the internet as a basic right to our people.”
The KFON programme is designed to give BPL families and 30,000 government offices free internet access.
2019 saw the commencement of the Rs 1,548 crore KFON project and the declaration of internet access as a fundamental right by the previous Left administration.
Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd: All You Need To Know Better
A state government programme called K-Fon, or Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd, seeks to destroy the digital barriers. According to the administration, the infrastructure that will be produced by this project would enhance the state’s current telecom environment.
The aim of KFON is to bridge their connectivity gap, establish a central network infrastructure (information highway) that all service providers can access without discrimination.
It also intends to establish a dependable, secure, and scalable network that connects all government agencies, academic institutions, medical facilities, and other entities.
KFON will join forces with multiple system operators, telecommunications service providers, and internet service providers to give economically disadvantaged families free internet access.
Any provider at any level of the business segment, including Telecommunication Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, Multiple System Operators and Local cable operators can utilise this network to fix connection gaps at their core networks without having to worry about complying with the onerous Right of Way or RoW and pricey CAPEX requirements.
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