KFON internet connectivity launched by Kerala government

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KFONThe Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government officially launched the Kerala Fiber Optical Network (KFON) on 5 June.

An Overview of the News

  • Kerala is the first state to declare the right to internet as a fundamental right.

  • The main objective of KFON is to bridge the digital divide and ensure high-speed broadband internet access to all households and government offices in Kerala.

  • KFON uses fibre optic technology to provide fast and reliable internet connection.

  • The Government of Kerala aims to bridge the digital divide and promote digital inclusion through the implementation of KFON.

  • The initiative aims to create a robust digital infrastructure that fosters innovation, economic growth and social development.

  • By providing high-speed internet connectivity, KFON strives to ensure a level playing field for all citizens in accessing digital services.

Kerala Fiber Optical Network (KFON)

  • It is an optical fibre cable network spanning 30,000 km with 375 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) across Kerala.

  • The KFON infrastructure is shared with cable operators and all service providers.

  • KFON services will be provided through local ISPs, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) and Cable TV providers.

About Kerala

Capital - Thiruvananthapuram

Official Bird - Great Hornbill

Governor - Arif Mohammad Khan

Chief Minister - Pinarayi Vijayan

Origin of rivers in Kerala

  • Periyar River

  • Bharathapuzha River

  • Pamba River

  • Chaliyar River

  • Chalakudy River

India's longest lake - Vembanad, Kerala

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