DICT, NGCP tie up in broadband facility
The Department of Information and Communications Technology has teamed up with National Grid Corp of the Philippines and National Transmission Corp. for the use of spare optical fiber to speed up the implementation of the government’s national broadband plan.
DICT under the agreement received an indefensible right of use or in certain fiber optic cores, vacant lots, tower space and related facility of NGCP, the current concessionaire of the Transco-grid.
The total length of the dark fiber network is 6,154 kilometers, spanning from Luzon to Mindanao.
“We express our commitment to serve this nation with this partnership with DICT and Transco,” NGCP chairman and chief executive Anthony Almeda said.
“We welcome this opportunity to take part of the National Broadband Plan of the government to address the long-standing issue of Internet connection quality in the Philippines,” he added.