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Kerala government to provide free internet to 2 million ‘poor families’

The proposed project is stipulated to be completed within 18 months.

  • Updated: March 3, 2017 3:50 PM IST

Internet would be made the right of the people and two million “poor families” will get free access to the web, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said while presenting the budget for 2017-18 in the state assembly on Friday. Also Read - How two of the richest men in the world are fighting over your internet connection

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“Internet will now become a right for the people and within 18 months the internet gateway would be set up through the K phone network at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore,” He added.

“Two million poor families will get free internet connections, while others will get it a reduced rate,” the former economist said. ALSO READ: BSNL to launch 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Kerala to counter 4G challenges

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  • Published Date: March 3, 2017 1:40 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 3, 2017 3:50 PM IST

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