KUALA LUMPUR: Telecommunications companies have agreed to reduce their broadband rates by at least 6% to encourage greater Internet usage, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek (pic).
He said the decision was arrived at following a series of discussions with the telcos, and the matter would be officially announced in a month.
"In a free market, a low charge must be offered because we want more consumers.
"The service must be enjoyed by the young and one need not have to be a high-income earner to enjoy broadband service," he told reporters after the pre-launch of the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre here, Thursday.Ahmad Shabery said that besides offering a reasonable charge, telcos should also re-invest in development and raise the standard of service. – Bernama