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Optimising your home internet cost
Tan Jee Yee | 04 Jan 2019 00:30
If there’s one thing to look forward to in 2019, it is that we’ll likely get increasingly affordable and faster internet. Ever since he took the position last year, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo had made broadband price reduction his main priority, with a target to double internet speed at half the subscription cost.

The seeds of that promise have already taken bloom, as fibre internet plans from our main providers have started seeing changes. One used to have to pay more than RM100 monthly for a fibre internet connection at its lowest speeds. Today, RM79 monthly can net you a 30 Megabits per second (Mbps) connection under Telekom Malaysia (TM).

Bigger savings and faster speeds? That’s great! Yet cheaper and faster internet also changes the types of options you have. It used to be that you have no choice but to pay heftily for something resembling a fast internet connection. Now, you have the option of something faster but not necessarily very expensive.

What do you really need?
What this means is that you have the potential to save more when it comes to home internet. With cheaper and faster options, you can better optimise your spending on something that’s basically a home essential today. The challenge, of course, is understanding what suits you, and what doesn’t.

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