Kenya to invest $37m in last-mile fibre optic cable connectivity

by Digital Brainiacs
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The ICT Authority (ICTA) and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) have signed a contract to increase last-mile fibre optic cable connectivity across 19 underserved and unserved counties.

The CA will support the deployment of fibre in the identified counties for KSh 5 billion ($37m) through the Universal Service Fund (USF).

This is consistent with the USF’s goal of making it easier to roll out communications and infrastructure services in unserved and underserved areas.

As part of initiatives to improve access to broadband across the nation, the project supports the Government Digital Transformation Agenda’s (GoDTA) goal of deploying 100,000 kilometres of fibre.

The counties that are the focus of this project are Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Kitui, Laikipia, Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Kitui, Makueni, and Narok.

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