Malaysia’s Minister of Energy, Water and Telecommunications, Dr Lim Keng Yaik has finally raised his voice against the poor broadband service in the country.
Dr Lim has made a pledge to lead a consumer awareness campaign against poor quality broadband services. [NST]
I’m obviously not the only one in Malaysia to have problem with Streamyx, our largest broadband service provider. Many bloggers had voiced their disgust at the low speed connection and the unstability of the ISP.
Dr Lim however will not likely to point the finger at Streamyx, but to penalize on those companies that have obtained the broadband license but have do nothing so far.
Dr Lim has his point though, the failure in action from other license holders has allowed Streamyx to dominate the market and happily provide poor connections while continue sucking the money from the consumers that have not much option for broadband service.
I’m a bit amazed that Dr Lim has taken so long to do something on our broadband service. Well at least Dr Lim is improving himself.. I still remember an article from BBC, where his ministry office mentioned that “internet was not his responsibility.” [BBC]
Let’s hope the broadband service quality in Malaysia can be improved in reasonable future.