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Malaysia Expands Wireless Village Project to 30 New Areas
Source: telecompaper.com
Source Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Malaysia
Created: Oct 21, 2014

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is expanding its 1Malaysia Wireless Village (KTW1M) to another 30 locations. More rural residents will be able to access free internet services. There are currently 757 KTW1M locations as well as 76 1Malaysia internet centres (PI1M) in Johor and Melaka.

In addition to rural areas, MCMC is also identifying other areas which need broadband connections. MCMC also financed 76 PI1Ms in Johor and Melaka via the Universal Service Provision Fund (USP). The fund was also used to implement the 1Malaysia Netbook programme, covering the provision of 1 million laptops.

The primary target of the programme are secondary school students from families with an income lower than MYR 3,000 per household. In the 2010/13 period, 148,000 netbooks were distributed to students and communities in the southern region.
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