Miri needs better Internet bandwidth to keep up with rapid users’ growth — Lee

Lee (front, fourth right) being briefed by Jafer Sadig (front, third right) during a session with members of Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the management committees of some local Chinese schools.

MIRI: This city needs a bigger Internet bandwidth to accommodate the very high usage among and demand by online users, whether they are regular individuals like students and consumers, or the business community.

According to Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, the need for better Internet coverage is not only for the city folk, but also for users from the outskirts.

“At the moment, the bandwidth is limited but it has to cater to too many users – causing them to ‘queue’ for connection. This is what we are facing now at certain locations in Miri,” he said during a press conference on ‘Unifi Development in Miri’ at the Telekom Malaysia Bhd ™ office here yesterday.

Special officer to the assistant minister Eric Chin, TM Sarawak general manager Jafer Sadig Abdul Lathiff and TM Miri head Sharifah Bahiyah Wan Ibrahim were also present.