KUALA SELANGOR, Aug 30 -- Smartsel Sdn Bhd (Smartsel), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI) today launched the high-speed broadband service Selangor Digital Network (SDN) Node1 in Kuala Selangor.
The launch has made Kuala Selangor the second district after Shah Alam to be equipped with such service.
State Public Infrastructure and Facility, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Ir Izham Hashim said with the speed of 100 Mbps, it had 50 access points for consumers in the area at affordable prices.
"People here, especially students, will benefit from this service.
"Other industries such as agriculture, tourism, fisheries and mining around here will also benefit from the introduction of this broadband service," he said when launching the SDN Node1 at Inpens International College here today.
Also present were MBI chief executive officer Raja Shahreen Raja Othman and Smartsel managing director Mohamad Suhaimi Mohamad Tahir.
Izham added that the SDN was part of the state government's effort to reduce the digital gap between urban and rural areas.
"The state government is targeting all districts in Selangor to have high speed internet access by 2025,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mohamad Suhaimi said the company had yet to set prices for the service but assured that they would be competitive and affordable.
"Kuala Selangor will be a benchmark for us to see the effectiveness of this service. If it is successful and the response is encouraging we will extend it to other rural areas," he said.