Fixed Internet Broadband Package Set for Bottom 40% of Malaysian Households
by: The Beat Asia
February 06, 2023
The Malaysian government recently launched the Fixed Internet Broadband Unity Package directed towards the bottom 40% (B40) of Malaysia's household income groups.
According to a press release by the Ministry of Communications and Digital on Feb. 2, the package aims to offer internet services and data to low-income groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and the elderly for an affordable price.
The package, as per Minister for Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil, is priced at RM69 monthly and proposes internet speeds of up to 30 Mbps and unlimited data. It will be available in March and comes with a two-year subscription contract.
Fadzil added that the package is 22% cheaper than other internet packages with the same services and was made possible with the help of different internet broadband service providers.
The package is in concordance with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's "Malaysia Madani" vision to restore the country's glory through six pillars: sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust, and compassion. Malaysia Madani was officially introduced by the prime minister on Jan. 19.
"[T]he initiative was not only in line with the government’s aspiration to alleviate the people’s burden, but also an indicator that the government and service providers really cared about the people’s needs and well-being," Fadzil said via the release.
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