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Malaysian media giant Astro is offering residents of Jasin in Melaka a bundled broadband and content service as part of the government’s national fiberisation and connectivity plan (NFCP).

Astro logo 9 Jan 19The Jasin service, which offers internet connectivity at either 50Mbps and 100Mbps, will be a pilot project targeting approximately 1,100 homes. Jasin is an area where Astro has a strong 92% household penetration for its direct-to-home (DTH) and NJOI video-on-demand (VOD) content.

The pilot project will offer free channel previews and complimentary broadband access in January at current package rates for Astro customers who sign up. NJOI customers wishing to sign up and upgrade to a Family Pack and complimentary broadband access in January will be able to do so without extra charge before 31 January 2019.

From 1 February 2019, the broadband bundle will be priced at RM 99 for the 50Mbps service and RM 129 for the faster 100Mbps service. Both will include Astro’s Family Pack comprising more than 40 TV channels, including Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro Arena, Astro Awani, Astro AEC, Astro Xiao Tai Yang, NatGeo Wild, and Foxlife.

“Astro is pleased to be part of the NFCP and will be offering our new broadband bundle with our content to our customers,” said Henry Tan, CEO designate of Astro.

The offering would increase customer engagement as the bundled proposition will allow favourite shows to be enjoyed on demand via set-top boxes as well as through connected devices such as mobile phones and tablets, Tan added.

Astro said it will contact all eligible households with full details of the offer, which it said caters to the connected lifestyle of a modern family.