Sarawak Government To Provide Internet Access In Rural Areas, Says CM | Malaysia

File photo shows Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg speaking at a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya on September 9, 2021. – Photo by Bernama

LAWAS, October 31 – The state government led by the Gabungan Sarawak Party will ensure that rural and inland areas can enjoy Internet access, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said.

He said there were rural areas in the state where communication towers were built but the satellite dish was not installed.

He said the telecom companies did not install the satellite dish transmitters in remote areas because it was not cost effective to do so due to the low number of users there.

“After discussion, the state government decided to help, because people should have access to the Internet.

“If it doesn’t matter if it’s going to be expensive … we will pay and for that we have introduced the Sarawak Rural Broadband Network (MySRBN) initiative,” he said at the launch of Linking Urban. , Rural and Nation and Sarawak Rural Broadband Network (SALURAN-MYSRBN) at Kampung Tengah in Trusan, Lawas, today.

He said the move was in line with the state government’s goal of equipping 93.6 percent of populated areas in the state with internet service coverage.

This would be an ongoing effort to be undertaken by the state government and through the National Digital Network (JENDELA) program introduced by the federal government.

“The initiative will be able to stimulate development and economic growth for the benefit of the residents of Trusan,” he said, adding that the impact was lasting and important for the future of their children. – Bernama


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