Fixed broadband provider to offer same price twice the speed beginning 2017.

Fixed broadband provider to offer same price twice the speed beginning 2017.



KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Bernama) — Fixed line broadband service providers will offer services at a higher speed for the same price from January next year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced today.

He said the offer is made possible by the service providers agreeing to offer the services in line with the government’s desire to improve online information channels.

“For example, a subscriber of a 5 megabytes per second package at RM149 will enjoy a package with twice the speed, which is 10 megabytes per second,” he said when tabling Budget 2017 in Parliament here.

Najib said within the next two years, the speed for this package will be doubled with a reduction in prices by 50 per cent.

“Double the speed, at half the price,” he said.

— BERNAMA