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Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by farah fazanna zulzaha
RESIDENTS in Taman Seroja, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi in Sepang can now enjoy the free Wi-Fi facility that is funded under the Selangorku Grant.
The residential area is one of the 112 hotspots that have been chosen by Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
“The chosen hotspots are in rural areas where residents cannot afford to set up their own Wi-Fi,” he said during the launching ceremony at the Taman Seroja hawker centre.
He hoped the programme would reduce the digital gap between urban and rural areas.
“With this facility, the state government hopes to increase the broadband penetration up to 75.5% in urban and rural areas,” he said.
According to Khalid, the Selangor Wi-Fi project costs about RM2mil for two years — where one Wi-Fi location costs RM12,267 to maintain.
Taman Seroja residents can use the facility at the hawker centre and 100 users can be online at a time for 30 minutes.
“The objective of this project is to open up the chance for Selangor residents to be connected with the outside world and with each other,” he said.
The project, launched four years ago, was executed in stages and covers areas such as Subang Jaya and Shah Alam and is expected to be completed by March.
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