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.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Letters

Ensuring mental well-being of children
Time to declare obesity as a national threat
Priority in education reform
Fuel subsidy rationalisation must be equitable
Addressing the decline of interest in STEM
Dashcams for all, please
Selayang council’s 50% rate hike unjustified, difficult to protest
When salaries are raised
Examine the nitty-gritty of proposed Drug Dependants Act before it's tabled
Navigating the future: Malaysia's ethical AI vision

Others Also Read