Online portals to e-government services such as registration, tax and utility payments, community complaint systems, online banking, online bookings represents progress for the e-development of most government and private services that aid in facilitating the needs of rural communities. Amidst the Wi-Fi usage, the network programme was found to be easily jammed with a high number of users. A quantitative study was carried out by Hassan et al. This segment of the population needs to understand the benefits of ICT use in order to apply it as a utility to assist in their daily routines. Online services have helped youth development and scholars Hassan et al. The results also showed that their internet knowledge was quite intermediate, at least Wireless technology provides extensive coverage depending on the distance between Advanced Access Points AAPs and its baselines.

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The Internet offers assistance to improve the living standards of rural communities and teleworkers who can easily work from home, especially housewives, the disabled and youth community without leaving their hometown Malek, Razak study also implied that the diffusion of Internet was still lacking among the elder generations in 1malaysua rural areas; thus, older communities were not aware of the potential benefits of ICT on their lives through job creation, economic growth, political involvement and innovative suggestions provided from the government and from well-developed countries.

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Communication, Technology and the Development of People. WiFied up Malaysia villages: Hence, this programme attracts youths to work in their hometown or local village and consequently is able to reduce rural individuals migrating into the city.

Later inthey have installed communication towers to give ICT exposures to the rural population, Sabah and Sarawak also became part of the Digital Nation platform expansion. This provision converges on the widespread availability of Wireless Wi-Fi internet provided by network services through wired connection, microwave or the satellite system.


September 23, ; Published: The influence of Malaysian telecenters on community building. In the NRI report, Malaysia was rated the 57th country exceptional for its ICT use in economic growth out of countries studied for its technology infrastructure and digital content economy.

The Wireless Village concept has the potential to benefit locals who previously had limited access to the information and communication infrastructure and lacked the privilege to access modern technologies. Casual connections through social media 1malahsia as Facebook, Twitter and so on have widened their connections with the outside world. A total of six potential benefits have been identified and discussed by the authors. Hence, after the villagers got involved in ICT programmes, they learnt how to apply it to a better use that can heighten their knowledge of ICT use and socio-economic.

A modern country has the ability to control the economy of the third-world developing countries through advanced technology. Weber believed that a modern society is more pluralist, in terms of diverse ethnics the society is able to co-exist. Pluralist views the use of ICT as a way wireeless ensure equal power distribution, as whoever has access to ICT can potentially rule the nation Roth and Wittich, ; Woods, Therefore, Razak et al. This study was based on the establishment of community buildings in the form of KedaiKom telecentres in Perak State.

The main attempt of this study is to identify the potential benefits of Malaysia Wireless Village programme to rural communities in Malaysia. The global information technology report The witeless felt like they were able to share ideas and to communicate with people who are located elsewhere.

Predictor factors of telecentres outcome from the eireless perspectives in rural communities. Such a society involves an interactivesystem that allows people to gain power from knowledge and form a transformed society.

Potential Benefits of the Wireless Village Programme in Malaysia for Rural Communities

The study revealed that the most active users were within teenagers to young adults, or those aged under 25 and were mostly unemployed, single students. Online portals to e-government services such as registration, tax and utility payments, community complaint systems, online banking, online bookings represents progress for the e-development of most government and private services that aid in facilitating the needs of rural communities.


With the existing virtually connected world in Malaysia through the provision of the Internet and broadband services, connecting rural communities with the outside world makes it possible for them to fundamentally communicate and gain access to expansive information. In Kwong et al. By3, 1Malaysia Wireless Villages were successfully erected in 12 states. If the government can provide more campaigns and educate nethook communities on the positive use of the Internet, these populations will adapt to new ideas quicker, thus diminishing any late majorities in Malaysia.

Hamdan MCMC, suggested that the Wireless Village programme can promote socializing between villagers from the same community and other communities while surfing the Internet.

This concept encourages the improvement of rural living quality by bridging the rural and urban digital gap to improve rural communication infrastructure so that younger generations will have the desire to work in their hometown due to increases in local entrepreneurial, stakeholder and employment opportunities. Opportunities for effective communication: The internet helped them expand their contacts and business collaborations with potential stakeholders.

They are recurrently encouraging information-based services to enable the development of sustainable living quality, promote a high level of consumer confidence in service delivery and facilitate the efficient allocation of resources in terms of having a skilled and a knowledgeable labour. Malaysia is in the progression into becoming a more connected, educated and culturally competent nation to reach the goal set by the government to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation by EPU, ; Bilbao-Osorio et al.