Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) plans to connect its customers in rural homes with high-speed internet connectivity.
The ambitious plan seeks to capitalize on the flourishing mobile data usage in the country and create new revenue streams for the firm.
A move that is seen as part of KPLC restructuring plan to offset debts and reduce bloating wage budget.
“In the medium to long-term, the company is exploring the lit fibre business to increase the penetration of internet connectivity, particularly in the rural areas,” Kenya Power said.
Currently, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been relying on Kenya Power’s power transmission network and infrastructure support involving the digging of trenches to lay terrestrial cables.