No danger from broadband infrastructure

  • Technology
  • Thursday, 29 Apr 2010

KUANTAN: The Pahang state assembly was told that broadband infrastructure, including at children’s playgrounds, is according to international procedures and standards.

Chairman of the state information, science and innovation committee, Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin, said the construction is based on guidelines set by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

He said the guidelines mean the construction meets conditions that ensure the physical safety of people, including the radiation aspect.

“In terms of radiation, the level of transmission from towers and transmitters is low,” he said in reply to a question by Choong Siew Onn (DAP-Tras) relating to having such infrastructure at more suitable places.

Mohd Sharkar said such infrastructure construction is based on consumer demands.

Demand for broadband Internet is increasing in line with the Government’s policy to widen the service by year end, he said. — Bernama

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