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Kerala govt announces 20 lakh free internet connections for poor families

Two million poor families will get free internet connections

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala government announces 20 lakh free internet connections for poor families

 

Internet would be made the right of the people and two million "poor families" will get free access to the web, Finance Minister Thomas Issac said while presenting the budget for 2017-18 in the on Friday

"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 connections, while others will get it a reduced rate," the former economist said.

First Published: Fri, March 03 2017. 13:49 IST
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