MANILA, Philippines, November 10, 2016 – PLDT Home Fibr, the
nation’s most powerful broadband from leading telco and digital
services provider PLDT, now passes over 2.5 million homes from as far
north as Ilocos Norte to southern Philippines in South Cotabato province,
further extending its widest fiber coverage in the country.
“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 said.
The PLDT Group’s expanded nationwide fiber optic network will
enable even more homes to enjoy seamless and lag-free internet access
from as far north as Laoag, Baguio City, Vigan City, and Tuguegarao,
all the way to central and southern Luzon, including Tarlac, Cabanatuan
City, and San Fernando, Pampanga, and Puerto Princesa and El Nido in
Palawan; down to the Bicol region to stretch to Sorsogon, Naga City,
and Legazpi City.
Meanwhile, the major urban areas in the Visayas region are also fiber-ready
with the most extensive footprint in the cities of Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo,
Tacloban, and Tagbilaran. In Mindanao, PLDT’s fiber has now reached
key provinces and cities, including Cotabato, Davao, General Santos
City, Koronadal, and Zamboanga.
“As the demand for high-speed connectivity escalates, we are
stepping up our efforts to make our most advanced broadband service
accessible to more homes in the country,” Pangilinan pointed out.
In addition to being available in more areas, PLDT is making the
Home Fibr service more affordable and enjoyable by introducing Plan
1899 which offers speeds of up to 50 Mbps.
PLDT Home Fibr delivers high-speed Internet of up to 1 Gbps, allowing
ultra-fast browsing of multiple websites and the country’s first
symmetrical speed service which provides equal upload and download speeds.
This allows families to better enjoy more entertainment from renowned
digital partners like iflix, Fox Networks Group, Netflix, Roku, and
iWant TV, as well as greater security at home with monitoring device
FamCam that lets you watch over your family wherever you are and FamZone
that allows parents to keep their children safe online.
“With Fibr’s unmatched broadband performance and compelling
content offerings, the digitally connected Smart Home is even more powerful
than ever, proving that the strongest connections are in our fiber,”
PLDT has invested P300 billion or $6 billion over the last 10 years
to roll-out the country’s most expansive network infrastructure.
For 2016 alone, the telco leader has set aside P48 billion or about
$1 billion for capital expenditures, a significant portion of which
was allocated for the domestic fiber infrastructure.