PLDT Inc. said over the weekend it rolled out its fiber-to-the-home services in Romblon, the capital town of Romblon province, to provide faster broadband Internet for residents and tourists.
“Our continued fiber rollout in islands like Romblon is part of our overall thrust to ensure improved customer experience for Filipinos, no matter where they may be in the country,” PLDT Network head Eric Santiago said.
“With our fiber already in Romblon, we are enhancing the experience of residents and tourists alike, enabling remote work set-ups at the beach, connecting businesses, resorts, and hotels, and empowering local enterprises and livelihoods with speeds that are at par with those experienced in urban areas,” he said.
PLDT first fired up its fiber optic links connecting the three main islands of Romblon province—Romblon, Sibuyan and Tablas—last year. Wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. also rolled out LTE across its sites in Romblon and activated 5G base stations in the municipalities of Odiongan, Ferrol, Alcantara, Calatrava, Looc, San Andres and Santa Maria.
“Fiber connectivity in our town will not only enhance the internet experience of our residents but will also boost our town’s tourism goals and our LGU’s digitalization initiatives,” said Romblon Mayor Gerard Montojo.