Gov. Cua promises faster internet speed in Catanduanes through PLDT’s submarine fiber optic cable


Catanduanes residents will experience faster internet connection through PLDT) Inc.’s submarine fiber optic cable.

PLDT executives met with Governor Joseph Cua where the telco said that they will turn Catanduanes to an internet fiber community by 2020.

“Our dream for Catanduanes is to make it a fiber province – the first fiber province in Bicol region,” Christopher Dizon, head of PLDT-Bicol Customer Service Operations Zone, was quoted as saying.

“We can offer a fiber-speed technology in 11 municipalities of Catanduanes and all of the barangays. We don’t have a limitation when we have a submarine cable,” he added.

Once completed, the submarine fiber optic cable can provide the province with an internet speed with unlimited bandwidth.

“We can offer up to 1gb,” he said. “Definitely, if the province will run over a submarine cable transport, you will get the speed of what you applied for. If you applied for 20mbps, you will get a 20mbps upload and 20mbps download speed.”

The faster internet connection is seen to attract investors and that the commercial businesses will further improve.

“What you need to have a progressive city, progressive municipality is good communication – excellent communication. And we will provide that,” Dizon said.

“That’s why it’s worth investing here in Virac. As you said, there are lots of businesses and investors here and it’s a developed municipality. So we are on that target. We are going to that level to help Virac,” he added.

Meanwhile, Cua was satisfied by the progress of the internet connection of the province as reported by PLDT-Smart.

“This is my gift to the Catandunganon youth who is part of the internet generation,” Governor Cua was quoted as saying.

He also vowed to monitor and support the project until its completion.

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