Make affordable broadband available to seniors

Housebound seniors can stay connected with friends and family through the Internet. —

WE thank The Star for giving space to seniors to highlight their needs and wants as well as their fears and worries.

Many seniors, being retirees, try to be active not only for health but to counter loneliness.

Sadly, some, due to physical disabilities, are house-bound.

Their only way to keep themselves connected and engaged with families and friends is through their smartphones.

Some areas, especially where I reside, have poor Internet connectivity.

Even talking on the phone is a struggle, as connections are not available or we experience dropped calls.

There were previously offers for discounted rates for senior citizens to apply for WiFi service.

But these offers seem to have been scrapped.

Companies who have been earning huge sums should fulfil their obliga- tions to certain sectors of society, like the senior citizens.

Currently, most WiFi packages are about RM100 a month.

How many seniors can afford to pay this?


Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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Letter , Senior Citizens , Retiree , Mental Health


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