September 21, 2020 at 06:45 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
PLDT Inc. said Monday it will implement a modernization program to upgrade the lines of customers still using the copper-based ADSL service to fiber within the next 18 months to boost internet speeds for free.
“COVID-19 has set our agenda for the foreseeable future. At the outset, our task was clearly to keep people connected as the country went into lockdown. Moving forward, we will grow our business by helping our customers—and the country—rebuild their lives and livelihoods with powerful connectivity like fiber, 4G and now 5G, combined with innovative digital solutions,” PLDT chairman and chief executive Manuel Pangilinan said.
PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart president Alfredo Panlilio said that with the modernization program, the company would reinforce the drive to install new fiber connections and meet the increasing demand for high-speed internet access for more homes and businesses. “It is an essential need, especially in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“The program will boost the internet service of both PLDT Home and Enterprise customers to fiber speeds, at no added cost,” Panlilio said.