2011 broadband target achieved in half a year, says minister

TEMERLOH, June 28 — This year’s national broadband penetration 60 per cent target has been achieved, said said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

The distribution of 1 Malaysia netbooks and launched village broadband facilities have contributed to the quick success said Dr Rais, according to Bernama Online.

He was speaking in Kampung Rumpun Makmur, part of the Kerdau state constituency in Pahang today.

The success has spurred the ministry to increase the target to 70 per cent penetration nationwide for 2011.

The minister also highlighted the efforts of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and respective telcos in improving access and quality.