The relevant communities are now able to reconnect, become educated as a culturally competent population and be on a par with the outside world through the 1Malaysia Wireless Village programme, as well as contributing to developing Malaysia into a knowledge-based economy by Tenth Malaysia plan, Growth and jobs in a hyperconnected world. Therefore, Razak et al. Hence, this programme attracts youths to work in their hometown or local village and consequently is able to reduce rural individuals migrating into the city. These countries possesses a remarkable business, modern infrastructure and governance mechanisms thanks to their use of digital agendas for their outstanding economies, which were ranked among the best in the world.
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The implementation of 1Malaysia Wireless Village programme can ensure benefits of communication and information technology innovations for the rural communities. The Malaysian government plans to provide wireless Internet services for a minimum fee. Laporan Tahunan, [Annual report ].
Potential Benefits of the Wireless Village Programme in Malaysia for Rural Communities
Several scholars have indicated the use of modern technology as a monopoly of power for the nation to govern their country. This segment of the population needs to understand the benefits of ICT use in order to apply it as a utility to assist in their daily routines. The global information technology report The impact of wireless technology among Malaysian society. A wireless technology installation is much cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable, compared to a wired technology.
In the NRI report, Malaysia was rated the 57th country exceptional for its ICT use in economic 1mapaysia out of countries studied for its technology infrastructure and digital content economy.
These countries possesses a remarkable business, modern infrastructure and governance mechanisms thanks to their use of digital agendas for their outstanding economies, which were ranked among the best in the world. Journal of Applied Sciences, This study gives emphasis on one of their prominent project called the Kampung Tanpa Wayar, or 1Malaysia Wireless Village, which is a programme attributing to thenational penetration rate of the rural communities and 1Malaysia Netbook recipients.
These figures illustrated the digital gap that exists between the privileged and the underserved society in terms of modern technology use.
A total of six potential benefits have been identified and discussed by the authors.
Now, via the 1Malaysia Netbook initiative which begun inmost students who came from low-income family backgrounds were able to be more exposed to the use of ICT and have access to the internet. To promote rural development, a number of governmental programmes have been constituted to initiate ICT use among villagers within rural Malaysian states.
By3, 1Malaysia Wireless Villages were successfully erected in 12 states. As Hassan et al. Casual connections through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and so on have widened their connections with the outside world. As mentioned previously by Kwong et al.
Communication, Technology and the Development of People. Opportunities for effective communication: Wireless Villages are also convenient for families who live a mile or two from the local telecentres, as wireless technology provides extensive Internet coverage that can easily be accessed from home at any time as 1malayzia as there is an AAP nearby. Some online users had even started online businesses and have encouraged local stakeholders to invest in rural businesses.
The relevant communities are now able to reconnect, become educated as a culturally competent population and be on a par with the outside world through the 1Malaysia Wireless Village programme, as well as contributing to developing Malaysia into a knowledge-based economy by In order to turn Malaysia into a developed nation, technology adaptation has to be equal across the population and all members of society must be active partners and not just objects of communication.
1.2 million 1Malaysia netbooks given out – ministry
The results also showed that their internet knowledge was quite intermediate, at least Therefore, the government provides numerous low-cost Internet services to underprivileged families and makes it possible for them to gain Internet access.
The Internet has also connected the rural and the urban communities. Weber believed that a modern society is more pluralist, in terms of diverse ethnics the society is able to co-exist. The majority of these JKKKs have agreed that ICT use had facilitated them a great deal in terms of administration work, such as typing and calculating data using Microsoft Office applications.
Within this programme, the government is providing affordable and easy access to the Internet. Wireless technology provides extensive coverage depending on the distance between Advanced Access Points AAPs and its baselines. This report illustrates how high-speed broadband networks have proven to have long-term positive impacts on economic systems.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Selangor. Inthe government launched various multi-use telecentres in rural areas. The study revealed that the most active users were within teenagers to young adults, or those aged under 25 and were mostly unemployed, single students.