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Jokowi calls for productive use of internet as Palapa Ring all set to connect Indonesia

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 15 2019   /  12:34 am
Access for all: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (second right), accompanied by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (second left), Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (left) and Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara, signs a board to mark the launch of the Palapa Ring nationwide broadband network at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(second right), accompanied by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (second left), Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (left) and Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara, signs a board to mark the launch of the Palapa Ring nationwide broadband network at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Access for all: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (second right), accompanied by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (second left), Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (left) and Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara, signs a board to mark the launch of the Palapa Ring nationwide broadband network at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)In a video conference discussing internet connection between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace in Jakarta and representatives from the five outermost regions of Indonesia, laughter broke the silence over a report from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).“Bapak President, a more proper [expansion] for NTT is Nyalanya Tidak Tentu. [The internet] is sometimes strong, other times weak,” said East Nusa Tenggara Deputy Governor Josef Nae Soi from Rote Ndao, the southernmost island of Indonesia.The st...