The state will announce the inauguration of the first phase of the Kerala Fiber Optic Network (KFON), an ambitious IT infrastructure project to make the internet accessible to everyone by next month, said Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac.

The project will be functional by July, Isaac said during the budget presentation on Friday.

Families below the poverty line (BPL) will be able to surf the net free of cost besides extending services to over 30,000 government offices when KFON becomes operational.

The Finance minister also announced that no monopoly would be allowed in the internet highway in the state.