After announcing the Unity Package (Pakej Perpaduan) back in early February 2023, the affordable internet plan is finally available for subscription.
New Straits Times reports that yesterday, the government launched an affordable home internet package with a maximum speed of 30Mbps for RM69 per month, which is 22% cheaper than the current market price.
The package currently available in the market with the same features is priced at approximately RM89. By subscribing to the new package launched by the government, subscribers can save RM480 throughout the duration of the contract.
The package is targeted towards the B40 group, government pensioners, and disabled persons. The Communications and Digital Minister, Fahmi Fadzil said this is a collaboration between the Ministry and fixed broadband service providers such as Telekom Malaysia (TM), CelcomDigi, Maxis, and YTL.
The package includes unlimited data and requires a 24-month subscription contract. Eligible individuals can apply directly with the participating companies, and the package will be available starting in April.
The government’s goal is to lower the cost of living for targeted groups, including B40 families, armed forces veterans, police and maritime enforcement agency retirees, and senior citizens. This initiative aligns with the Malaysia Madani concept of ensuring comprehensive digital connectivity at lower prices.