KES 5 Billion in USF Funds to Take Last Mile Fibre Connectivity to 19 Counties

by Digital Brainiacs
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Stanley Kamanguya, ICTA CEO

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and the ICT Authority (ICTA) have reached an agreement to expand fiber optic cable connectivity to the last mile in 19 unserved and underserved counties.

The Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) involves the CA assisting in the deployment of fibre in the identified counties, which will cost KES 5 billion through the Universal Service Fund (USF).

This development aligns with the USF’s goal of facilitating the expansion of infrastructure and communication services in areas lacking access.

It also supports the Government Digital Transformation Agenda (GoDTA) on the deployment of 100,000 kilometres of fibre, as part of efforts to enhance access to broadband across the country.

The Counties targeted in this project include Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Kitui, Laikipia, Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Kitui,…

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