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Jakarta Post

‘Justice for all’: Jokowi calls for productive use of internet with launch of Palapa Ring

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 15, 2019   /  07:54 am
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Against the backdrop of poor intrnet connection in Indonesia’s Palapa Ring project is aa billion-dollar fiber optic development program to connect all corners of the country with broadband internet.(Communication and Information Ministry/-)

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 story from Rote is also shared by some of the country’s easternmost parts as West Papua deputy governor Mohamad Lakotani told Jokowi in the same video conference that many surrounding regencies were also still faced with slow internet. Against the backdrop of poor internet connection in Ind...