National Broadband Plan to be ready by Jan. 2017 — DICT
The Philippines will soon have a National Broadband Plan (NBP) by early 2017 according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
The country’s broadband plan is consist of setting up a nationwide infrastructure by the government aimed to reach and serve those in hard-to-reach areas. Information and Communications Secretary Rodolfo Salalima said they target to submit the NBP to Malacañang by early January next year for the president to review and sign.
The planned set up of north-to-south infrastructure development has priorities for the national government and people who are yet to be reached by service providers. Once approved by the president, the plan could take about two to three years to implement.
The DICT is expected to present full details soon once they are done finalizing including specific costs.