The Kerala government has approved the Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON) for providing free high-speed internet connection to around 2 million families in the state.

The project is worth Rs 15.48 billion and will be completed by December 2020.

The KFON project is a collaborative initiative of the state’s power utility Kerala State Electricity Board and Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited.

Around 30,000 government offices and schools would be linked through the fibre network.