While most of us in the city are enjoying our fast internet, streaming videos and music on the internet everyday, reading through social networks when we’re free, and downloading files at a relatively fast speed, what about the rural villages in this country? DiGi recently announced its Kg IFA (Internet For All) vision to bring high speed internet to rural villages, and is kicking things off in Kg Gong Chengal, Kemaman.
DiGi’s Kg IFA will bring high speed internet access to all local communities in rural areas. Locals will be able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and mobile internet, anywhere and anytime, as long as they are within the telco’s vicinity. The launch in Kemaman is just a start, and the telco plans to progressively roll out Kg IFA for communities nationwide.
“The ministry applauds DiGi’s efforts to provide easy access to internet services to more rural areas. Bringing internet connectivity here will create the much needed opportunity for the local community to access information and get a chance to improve their living standards by creating new sources of revenue through e-commerce.” – YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery bin Cheek, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
In conjunction with the launch of DiGi Kg IFA, there will also be classes to help the people of Kg IFA so they can familiarise themselves with the internet, and find out more about e-learning, e-commerce and e-banking. The classes will be facilitated by the Pusat Internet 1Malaysia, which is also managed by DiGi in collaboration with MCMC.
On top of that, realising how dangerous the internet can be, DiGi says that they will be mindful of the need to safeguard users, especially schoolchildren, from the threats related to the internet. DiGi will be using its CyberSAFE in School initiative and organise workshops to educate and create awareness among the Kg IFA community on the importance of internet safety.