Kerala state cabinet in India approves work on Wednesday KFON (Kerala Fiber Optic Network), which aims to provide free of charge internet, to those in the state who cannot afford to choose a provider. Earlier, Secretary of State Thomas Isaac said through his account to Twitter, that the Internet is a "basic human right" and said the KFON project will provide access to approximately 20 families living below the poverty line.
Internet connection made a basic citizen right. Kerala cabinet gives final nod for N 1548 crores Kerala Fiber Optic Network (KFON) Project to provide Internet to every household in the state. For 20 lakh BPL households it will be free. The project to be completed by Dec 2020.
- Thomas Isaac (@drthomasisaac) November 7
The KFON project is to be implemented by Kerala State Electricity Limited in collaboration with Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited and is expected to be completed by December 2020.
According to the official statement, the KFON project will bring many opportunities in its field artificial intelligenceOf blockchainOf Internet of Things and start-ups. The project will help digitize government services and provide high-speed internet to 30.000 government offices and schools.
It will provide a significant boost to education and information technology in the state. Internet service providers and cable TV providers can also join the KFON project to provide state-of-the-art financial and reliable services.
It is worth noting that Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country, and projects such as KFON will create more opportunities for learning and development, both for young people and older people.