(The Philippine Star) | Updated April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has expressed its full support for the government’s national broadband program by using the fiber optics network in the transmission grid to improve the internet speed in the country.
“NGCP fully supports the government’s efforts in creating a national broadband plan for the Philippines. We look forward to seeing DICT’s plans come into fruition as having a stable internet connection is now a very important productivity tool, and keeps the whole country connected,” the grid operator said.
NGCP said it has been in close coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for a possible partnership to bring high-speed internet nationwide.
“Under the current administration, talks have been ongoing for the past six months. We’ve given the DICT and DOE all the information they need to put this project forward. We’ve informed them that the current transmission facility will be able to support the broadband network envisioned by the government,” NGCP president and CEO Henry Sy Jr. said.
“NGCP’s wide fiber optic network and related resources are sufficient to support this priority program under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. We are just waiting for details from our government partners,” he said.