Lets have mega-speed Internet in the House
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to ensure that the Internet in the House has Mega speed.
If the House which has been supplied with broadband Internet since 19 October, 2009 has only snail-speed Internet, how can Najib expect 1.2 million households and business premises in the country to have mega-speed Internet?
Yesterday, Najib talked about more than 1.2 million households and business premises wired up to mega-speed Internet. Telekom Malaysia was laying the optical fobre and half of the project would be completed by next year.
The Prime Minister believed that the high-speed broadband network of between 10Mbps and 1Gbps would give the public, businesses and government agencies a competitive boost via cutting edge communications.
The Central Government had planned to achieve 50% broadband penetration (Korea is over 90%) by 2008. But, there is only 25% penetration. There are many factors leading to this delay. We hope that it would overcome the hindrances such as monopoly.
It is a good thing that each member of parliament is given a computer with broadband Internet. But, there is no mega-speed, only snail pace for every task that is performed. Parliament should find out the true reason for the low-speed broadband, so that Najib can take action to rectify it.
Let the House have mega-speed broadband.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw