Over 600 villages in Sarawak will have internet access by 2024

Annuar in a group photo with the recipients and other guests. Photo credit: TVS

KUCHING, Sept 20: More than 600 villages throughout Sarawak will be able to access the internet through the implementation of the second phase of the National Digital Network Plan (Jendela).

In a news report by TV Sarawak (TVS), Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said his side took the initiative to use satellite technology to replace the construction of fibre optic networks and the construction of telecommunication towers that took too long to complete in the area.

“We have identified more than 600 villages experiencing delays due to difficulties in constructing fibre optic networks, towers, and so on.

“Therefore, the government will implement satellite technology to ensure that these areas get internet access as soon as possible.

“With strong support, we are committed to ensuring that the whole of Sarawak will have connectivity including in the interior areas by 2024,” he said.

He said this while attending the State-level handover ceremony of the PerantiSiswa Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family Student Device) at Teacher Education Institute (IPG) Batu Lintang Campus today.

Through Jendela, 1,400 villages across the country were identified to provide these facilities. — DayakDaily