Location : All Kerala
Client : Electronics and IT Department, Government of Kerala
The Kerala Government had declared the internet as a basic right of citizens. KFON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) is an essential part of the Government ambitious plan to provide Internet connection to BPL families, government offices, hospitals and schools. About 12 lakhs Below Poverty Line (BPL) families will be given free Internet connection. About 2000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the state will help connect users in schools, hospitals, offices and houses. A joint venture of KSEB and KSITIL, KFON project commenced in March 2019 and is expected to complete the first phase by February 2021. The project tender was awarded to a consortium led by Central PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd. KFON will help internet service providers and cable TV operators provide better service delivery.