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As mentioned in their report, EPU highlighted communication facilities are embedded as one of the fundamental utility in the Nasional Transformation Programme NTP intended for new development areas, especially the rural zones with little to non-existent basic communication facilities. Through political, social and cultural aspects, as a citizen of the country it becomes vital spectre in becoming one society unit. The Malaysian government is striving to progress its development of Vision and advancing the Iinternet penetration over peninsular Malaysia and the states of Borneo has been one of the initiatives. Empowering the rural communities via the telecentres. The global information technology report

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These figures illustrated the digital gap that exists between the privileged and the underserved society in terms of modern technology use.

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Similar Articles in this Journal. Search in Google Scholar. In addition, with the 1malagsia of furthering socio-cultural improvement, the former Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, Y.

In line with Hassan et al. Among rural communities, the main reasons for Internet usage have been revealed as exchanging information for human capital development in order to upgrade their knowledge base and obtaining insights on factors that can help improve their socio-economic status Hassan et al.

A first-class mind concept is an achievement of foremost quality for a country ensuring that the populace have a high stance and integrated spiritual association with the country. In the late s, the Malaysian government introduced the New Development Plan and Vision to reduce poverty negbook relative income inequalities and to equalize the distributional economic growth netbiok each ethnicity Sharifah, 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.

New ideas for innovation can be successfully be implemented with support from local leaders; the main idea is to encourage the acceptance of 1Malaysia Wireless Villages within rural communities, as ICT can profit various sectors and individuals. As this demographic makes up one-third of the population, it is essential to inform them about the innovative functions of ICT and encourage their modern-technology awareness.


A case study of the use of Wi-Fi technology to increase Internet penetration rate in Malaysia indicated an advance in communication infrastructure Kwong et al. In Kwong et al. To promote rural development, a number of governmental programmes have been constituted to initiate ICT use among villagers within rural Malaysian states.

The potential benefits of this programme will lead to a more improve socio-economy of the countryside and allow its inhabitants to be on a par with the rest of the urban population.

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Despite the spread of Wireless Villages in Malaysia, there is currently little understanding of the potential benefits that can be offered. Economic impact at the community level: Amidst the Wi-Fi usage, the network programme was found to be easily jammed with a high number of users. This is a conceptual study in which reviews of the literature and document analyses have been performed to reveal the potential benefits offered by the Wireless Village programme.

On the downside, these young adults mostly used the Internet for activities such as Facebook, gaming and downloading music and foreign movies. This report illustrates how high-speed broadband networks have proven to have long-term positive impacts on economic systems.

Creating connections and gaining information: Predictor factors of telecentres outcome from the users perspectives in rural communities. Opportunities for effective communication: Growth and jobs in a hyperconnected world.

Thus, the programme will potentially help rural societies to achieve 1malayia and achieve equal rights to those living in urban areas, as Max Weber Roth and Wittich, highlighted, rural communities have to be active partners in voicing out inferences to convalesce the bureaucracy of the country.


Through political, social wirfless cultural aspects, as a citizen of the country it becomes vital spectre in becoming one society unit.

Potential Benefits of the Wireless Village Programme in Malaysia for Rural Communities

Pluralist views the use of ICT as a way to ensure equal power distribution, as whoever has access to ICT can potentially rule the nation Roth and Wittich, ; Woods, Now, via the 1Malaysia Netbook initiative which begun inmost students who came from low-income family backgrounds were nstbook to be more exposed to the use of ICT and have access to the internet. 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.

Empowering the rural communities via the telecentres. Information Technology and Development: A wireless technology installation is much cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable, compared to a wired technology. Communication, Technology and the Development of People. Similarly, the head of Pernec, from Sarawak zone, Hamdan, agreed that the Wireless Village programme could stimulate socialization among the villagers and strengthen the bond between people from different villages, who gathered at the local hotspot to surf the Internet MCMC, 1malasyia provision converges on the widespread availability of Wireless Wi-Fi internet provided by network services through wired connection, microwave or the satellite system.

The Wireless Village concept has the potential to benefit locals who previously had limited access to the information and communication infrastructure and lacked the privilege to access modern technologies.