As part of a pilot project in support of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), Astro today announced a fibre broadband bundle for eligible residents of Jasin, Melaka. Astro is offering two packages – a 50Mbps plan for MYR99 per month and a 100Mbps plan for MYR129 per month.
[UPDATE] Article has incorrectly stated “IPTV-broadband bundle” previously, and has been corrected. The fibre broadband connectivity is strictly for internet access, and is offered to new and existing Astro and NJOI customers (regular decoder and satellite).
The packages will come bundled with Astro’s Family Pack that contains over 40 TV channels including Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro Arena, Astro Awani, Astro AEC, Astro Xiao Tai Yang, NatGeo WILD, FOXlife, and more.
The Jasin pilot project covers 1,100 eligible homes where Astro has a 92 percent household penetration comprising Astro and NJOI customers.
NJOI customers have an option to upgrade to Family Pack and complimentary broadband access in January.
After 31 January, customers have the option to continue using the service from 1 February onwards by subscribing to either the 50Mbps or 100Mbps plans.
Astro said it will be contacting eligible homeowners in Jasin to take up the special promotion, which will run until 31 January 2019.
To recap, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) today rolled out the NFCP pilot project in Jasin, Melaka, witnessed by Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communication & Multimedia and with the support of service providers like Astro, Celcom, City Broadband, Digi, Maxis and Time.
NFCP itself is a government-driven initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the country by at least two-fold, and halve the cost of access.
The initiative will see TNB providing fibre infrastructure to service providers either as wholesale backhaul or last-mile access.
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