Pathanamthitta: In addition to power connection, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will also offer internet connection from now on. KSEB is planning to implement the scheme within six months.
The project named Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON) will be jointly implemented by the IT Mission and KSEB. Once internet connection through the widespread network connection of KSEB is realised, a huge leap in the e-governance sector is expected.
All government offices in the state will switch to KFON network once it is functional. Also all families that belong to BPL category will get free internet connection. Those who apply for new power connection will also get internet connection.
All 220 KV substations of KSEB in the state are connected through optical fibre cable (OFC) network. The work of linking 110 KV and 66 KV substations in the OFC network is progressing. Soon after OFC connections is brought to all 770 section offices, the cables can be easily brought to households utilising the power lines.
The project started in 2016, but was delayed due to some technical barriers. KFON network will be arranged with the help of KSEB employees in order to reduce financial liability. The IT Mission will be in charge of finding those who want connection and providing technical help.