PLDT Inc. said Tuesday it supports a proposed bill calling for fast, secure and affordable internet for Filipinos, particularly in unserved and underserved areas.
“We remain committed to expanding our network coverage, which is key to our goal of elevating the quality of customer experience across the country,” PLDT and Smart Communications president and chief executive Alfredo Panlilio said.
“Our mission is to keep our countrymen connected by ensuring that our network is reliable and accessible to more Filipinos, wherever they may be in the country,” he said.
This follows the refiling of Senate Bill No. 329 in the 19th Congress. Also known as The Better Internet Act, the bill asks all telecom companies and internet service providers to cover unserved and underserved areas within three years. “With price points that provide real value for money, our fixed and wireless internet services are also designed to cater to all segments of the market,” Panlilio said.