Leading Telco and Digital Services provider PLDT, has just achieved another milestone in its pursuit of excellence as its Home Fibr service has already reached 2.5 million homes nationwide.
“As a result of our aggressive rollout program, PLDT now has over 140,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables, the most extensive fiber infrastructure in the country. This enables us to serve the increasing demand for high-speed broadband from homes across the country,”
– PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan
The expanded Fiber Optic network will provide lag free Internet service from the northern areas such as Laoag, Baguio City, Vigan City, and Tuguegarao to Tarlac, Cabanatuan City, and San Fernando, Pampanga in Central Luzon, the Bicol region to stretch to Sorsogon, Naga City, and Legazpi City in Southern Luzon, and Puerto Princesa and El Nido in Palawan.
Key areas in Visayas are also fiber ready with the most evident foorprint in Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran. PLDT’s Fiber has now also reached the southernmost parts of the country including Cotabato, Davao, General Santos City, Koronadal, and Zamboanga.
Apart from expanding coverage, PLDT is also making its Home Fibr service more afforable, starting with Plan 1899 which carries speeds of up to 50Mbps.
PLDT Home Fibr provides speeds of up to 1Gbps to allow ultra fast browsing of multiple websites. Its also the country’s first to provide equal upload and download speeds. This allows customers to enjoy more entertainment from digital partners such as iflix, Fox Networks Group, Netflix, Page 2 of 2 Roku, and iWant TV, as well as better home security with FamCam which allows watching over your family wherever you are, and FamZone which helps keep your children safe online.
PLDT has invested over PhP 300 billion or $6 billion over the past 10 years in rolling out the most expansive network infrastructure in the country. For 2016, the company has alloted PhP 48 billion or about $1 billion for capital expenditures, with a significant amount going into domestic fiber infrastructure.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.