The Internet is a really important thing in our daily life. Everyone using the internet for different purposes. Students using this for their study purpose, meanwhile youngsters using the internet for official and personal purposes. Most of the government services are now online. Now we don’t need to stand in q for anything in front of a government office. For transferring money, Bill payments, Tax filing everything is online now. So everything is easy if we have the fastest internet. Today, internet rates are increasing rapidly. In this situation, our Kerala Government aims to create a strong public sector enterprise to counter private sector monopolies in the Internet services sector as an alternative to the increasingly fragile BSNL. The dream project of Kerala Government K-FON.
Kerala government is working on this project for the past two years. And now, the government has completed the basic functions of the KFON program to provide internet access to all in the state.
The government’s KFON project aims to provide a free internet connection to 20 lakh BPL families. The Kerala government plans to complete the project by next year December ( That is 2020 December).
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As the central government-controlled BSNL continues to weaken, in this situation, the state government aims to create a strong Public sector internet provider to combat the monopoly on the Internet. K-FON project is being implemented by KSEB and Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited. The K-FON internet connection will be provided to households by installing fiber optic cables across Kerala through the posts of KSEB’s distribution network. The tender for the project has been given to Bharat Electronics Limited.
Those who have an Internet service provider license can access high-speed internet services at a low cost. Also, cable TV networks can also be part of the project. The K-Phone plan will provide faster internet connection from 10Mbps to 1Gbps in over 30,000 government offices and educational institutions in Kerala.