Digi Gives Free Internet Access For B40 Students At PPR
The folks at Digi has shared today that they’ve powered up free 4G WiFi at 12 People’s Housing Programme (PPR) in Perlis, Perak, Terengganu, Melaka and Johor in their effort to help facilitate online learning for students among the B40 communities until the end of April.
Digi offers free internet for B40 students at PPR
As you might have known, schools are still closed due to the Movement Control Oder (MCO) in the country. By offering free internet access provided at PPR, it enables thousands of students to attend online classes through the government’s home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) programme.
For the past two months, Digi had wireless routers installed at common facilities within the PPR vicinity, granting access to Digi’s 4G network for uninterrupted online classroom sessions.
Aside from that, 11 Community Internet Centres (PIK) managed by Digi in Selangor, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, and Johor have also extended their operating hours from 9am to 9pm daily, giving students the chance to use the facilities and devices available to further support their learning needs.
To further support the needs for connectivity and learning during the pandemic, since April last year, Digi has been providing all their customers free 30GB data per month (1GB daily) for productivity and learning tools on top of customers’ monthly data allocation from their existing plans.
Back in January of this year, Digi introduced their Special Data Package for SPM, STPM students as well as students in higher-learning institution, offering 15GB of prepaid data passes per month for RM20.
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Pokdepinion: It’s always great to see initiatives such as this done for the community. We all know how important education is, especially in a tough period such as this.