KADO Internet Services KIS

The KADO Internet Service (KIS) fulfilled the long lasting dream of people of Hunza and Nager to become a part of global information society, with establishment of ISP in Hunza continued to provide internet services in Hunza and Nagar valleys. KIS remained the only internet facility in Hunza and Nagar valleys from 2004 to 2008. SCO started provision of internet during 2008 in a very subsidized rate however the demand for KIS services remained higher due to quality in service delivery. The project provided fifty percent discounts on tariff for the educational institutions and very nominal charges for Allama Iqbal Open University and Virtual University students.

KIS helped promoting businesses in the region. An assessment that carried out by independent team in KADO recorded an average of 30.51% net improvement/growth in tourism, business, services and other sectors due to the provision of internet. The internet café/distance learning centre Karimabad provided internet facilities for tourists and those locals who cannot afford this facility at their houses. Local students improving their education and qualification through distance learning were specially facilitated at this centre.