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BINTULU, Sept 26: The availability of unifi services at Kampung Jepak will boost local participation in Sarawak’s digital economy, bridge the digital gap and promote e-commerce, e-banking as well as e-payments.
Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip, who graced the launch event, welcomed the move by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) to make Jepak as the first rural area in Bintulu to enjoy the high speed broadband service.
“The tremendous benefits that it brings is hoped to boost the growth of local industries and ultimately the standard of living of its communities. At the same time, we need to be reminded that while the Internet opens the door to vast opportunities and enables us to embrace a digital lifestyle, it is also important for us to use it responsibly.
“We need to focus on the positive aspects that it offers to transform our lives and business, while being vigilant of other effects that could be undesirable,” Talib said in a statement.
Talib, who is also the Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) said such initiative signifies TM’s commitment to bring high speed broadband to outskirt areas in Sarawak which will lead to the growth of the digital economy and the adoption of a digital lifestyle amongst Sarawakians.
“As Malaysia’s national telecommunications services provider, with its extensive network and expertise, we believe TM is more than capable to facilitate our digital transformation journey,” Talib added.
True to its vision of “Making Life and Business Easier, for a Better Malaysia”, TM pledged to continue bringing unlimited experiences, unmatched choices and unbeatable value courtesy of unifi to urban, sub-urban and underserved areas in Sarawak.
TM Sarawak general manager Jafer Sadig Abdul Lathiff said the provision of unifi services at Kampung Jepak is a significant milestone in TM Sarawak’s journey in the deployment of high speed broadband in Sarawak.
The previous two phases of the deployment focused on major towns and large suburban populated areas.
“The expansion of unifi at Kpg Jepak signifies the start of high speed Internet being made available to the outskirts and small towns of Sarawak. This is part of our continuing role in the nation-building agenda to ensure the Sarawak population is well connected. Through the deployment of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), more rural communities similar to Kpg Jepak will be benefiting from it.”