K-FON Project of Kerala to be implemented by December

On May 30, 2020, the Kerala Government announced that the ambitious project of the state called the K-FON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) project is to be implemented by December 2020.

Key Features of the Project

Under the K-FON project the Kerala Government aims to link all the houses and offices in the state with optical fibre network. In order to achieve this, the State Government has allocated Rs 1548 crores. The project is to be implemented by the State IT Infrastructure Limited and State Electricity Board, both owned by the State Government.

The project will ptovide net connectivity to all families even to those that do not fall under Below Poverty Line at affordable rates.

Benefits

Around 30,000 government offices are to benefit from the project. It also includes educational institutions. Alongside, the project is to give a push to E-Health programmes of the state. The project will also benefit airports, seaports, IT parks, e-commerce platforms. The project is to link mobile towers for better internet services.

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