BINTULU: The Sebauh Rural High-Speed Open Broadband Network is now providing high-speed internet to residents in 63 longhouses in the Sebauh district.
Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) general manager Dr Zaidi Razak said the project, the idea of Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, was highlighted in 2018 and approved the following year, involving an allocation of RM13.5 million and started to be implemented in 2020.
“The Premier gave the task to SMA on how to provide a high-speed internet network to rural communities,” he said at a briefing during the Premier’s visit to the MySRBN project site at Rumah Layuh Anak Muyang, Km 20 Jalan Ulu Segan, here, on Saturday.
ccording to Dr Zaidi, although the implementation of the project has been slow due to the Covid-19 pandemic, residents in 63 longhouses in Sebauh district can now enjoy high-speed internet facilities.
“This facility is also enjoyed by students at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Ulu Segan, SK Sungai Silas, SMK Sebauh and the Sebauh District Office and is available 24 hours without interruption,” he said, adding that so far, a total of 2,628 people in Sebauh use the service.