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09/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2021 03:47

MCI’s response to PQ on update on number of low-income households that have benefited from Home Access 3.0 Programme and plans to increase minimum broadband speed

1. The Home Access programme offers subsidised broadband to low-income families. To support the needs of our citizens, the broadband speed offered had increased over the years.

2. Home Access 3.0 was launched in April 2020 and eligible households may choose between a 500Mbps or 1Gbps subsidised broadband subscription, up from 300Mbps previously.

3. The broadband speed of 500Mbps is higher than the minimum speed available on the market and is sufficient to support a typical family for common daily activities such as internet surfing, video calls, and video streaming.

4. To-date, the programme has supported over 9,100 beneficiaries and more than 90% of beneficiaries have opted for the minimum broadband speed of 500Mbps.

5. We will continue to review the Home Access scheme regularly, to consider what is available on the market and balance that with ensuring its offerings keep pace with the needs of citizens.