Celcom reaches out to underserved communities with Pusat Internet
By Digital News Asia March 12, 2019
- Emphasises that news about the closure of Pusat Internet in untrue
- Plans to upgrade and expand the role of Pusat Internet in the near future
CELCOM Axiata Bhd emphasises its ongoing commitment in providing equal opportunity to digital services for the underserved communities, especially through Pusat Internet, aligned with the aspirations of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Celcom is now operating 175 Pusat Internet nationwide, with a focus on the communities in rural and urban poor areas. These centres provide high-speed broadband internet services, ICT and e-commerce training, and training facilities that have contributed to equality in digital opportunities, while increasing local economic levels.
Celcom is aware that MCMC’s media statement addresses concerns that the Pusat Internet will be closed as a result of a memo written by the telco’s contractor.
Celcom clarifies that any rumours arising from this memo are not true, that it was written without the telco’s knowledge nor authorisation, and that the telco will take stern action against the contractor.
Celcom is firm in its commitment to support the government’s aspiration in deploying the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) and supporting Pusat Internet throughout the country.
Celcom reiterates that it has been the leading contributor of the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure development for 31 years, and will continue to work hand in hand with the government’s digital initiative for the nation.
The telco is planning numerous initiatives, including upgrading and expanding the role of Pusat Internet in the near future, leaving no one behind.