Connectivity is critical infrastructure in the 21st century

IN line with the Penang2030 plan, the state government has made fibreoptic telecommunications infrastructure a basic utility equivalent to water and electricity for all new development projects in the state. With this decision, Penang has become the first state in Malaysia to commit to providing high quality and comprehensive digital infrastructure to meet the needs of the new normal and bolster digital economy growth.

While the state’s decision is certainly a welcome development, it should be noted that existing homes and buildings will not benefit from it, as the requirement only applies to new development projects.

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