NTC appeals to LGUs and homeowners: Allow entry of telco frontliners
“I appeal to LGUs and homeowners to allow the entry of our telco frontliners into their communities to ensure that we will have a dependable internet connection in the coming days,” said NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba in a statement, explaining that connectivity is critical in helping Filipinos cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Telecommunications now serve as one of our lifelines. Having internet at home or mobile data allows us to keep updated with the COVID-19 crisis, and helps us get connected with our loved ones. Online grocery or food shopping, banking, study, consultation with medical experts, and entertainment are also some of the vital uses of the internet today,” Cordoba added. Now on its fifth week, the ECQ implementation has recorded a surge in residential data traffic by over 40% according to a telco executive.