Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, commissioned Hi-speed rural broadband network at the Idukki district in Kerala under the Digital India programme, through video-conferencing at a glittering function at Technopark, Trivandrum on 12-01-2015. With the commissioning of the NOFN network, Idukki become the first in India to be connected with high speed rural broadband. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Oommen Chandy, Hon’ble Minister for Industry and IT, Govt. of Kerala Shri P. K. Kunhalikutty, Secretary Telecom Shri Rakesh Garg, Smt. Aruna Sundararajan IAS, Administrator, USOF & CMD, Bharat Broadband Network Limited, Shri. V S Achuthanandan, Opposition leader, Kerala etc. were present on this occasion.