Kerala to be the first state in India with broadband connectivity to all villages

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Kerala is aiming for March 2015 to complete National Optical Fibre Network and to be the first state in the country to have broadband connectivity to all villages. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is a project by Indian government to provide broadband connectivity 2.5 lakh village and panchayats in India.

Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy has assured that the project will be complete by March, 2015 .  Each panchayat would have to set 50 sq ft of office space for the getting the connectivity and provides necessary permits for laying cables. A total of 800 KM cable has to be laid in the state and of which 150KM has been completed.

Department of Telecom (DOT) is set to complete National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) roll out to 2.5 lakh village and panchayats in India by March 2016. Three public sector units BSNL, RailTel and Power Grid are tasked with the roll out work. The project is now part of government's Digital India programme to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

Do you think Kerala can complete the network by March, 2015 to become the first state with complete broadband connectivity?

via : Indian Express

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