Publicly-listed Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said it signed an agreement with Go Philippines, a community-driven social enterprise, to provide internet connectivity.
The partnership with PT&T will enable Go Philippines to meet the heightened need for connectivity and distance learning tools among their partner schools, amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
“Relevant support for causes like this, especially in these challenging times, is essential for our nation to bounce back,” PT&T general manager for broadband services Ricky Pena said.
“PT&T continues to seek out opportunities where we, in our capacity and industry, can serve where we are most needed, in this case, in providing much-needed infrastructure in the education sector,” he said.
An efficient and reliable internet connectivity is critical to online learning for schools and students this year.
“Schools moved quickly to adopt distance learning tools to overcome challenges of the pandemic,” Go Philippines co-founder and chief visionary officer Michael Goldsmith said.