Kerala is now the first and only state in the nation to have internet service, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who announced on Thursday.
The declaration followed the Department of Telecommunications’ granting of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) license 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 bridge the digital gap in society can get going, according to the CM.
“Kerala now has its internet service, making it the only State in the nation to have one. The ISP license for Kerala Fiber Optic Network Ltd. been granted by @DoT India. Our renowned #KFON project may now begin operating and giving our people access to the internet as a fundamental right “Vijayan posted in a tweet.
The KFON program provides BPL households and 30,000 government workplaces free internet access.
The former Left administration introduced the KFON initiative and proclaimed internet access a fundamental right in 2019.