National Broadband Plan to be ready by Jan. 2017 -- DICT

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.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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2 Responses

  1. giosko says:

    This means cheaper residential rates if line is within NBN just like in Australia.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is still be powered by Globe using unused TV White frequency and will be initially available in Visayas and Mindanao far flung areas.

    Duopoly at its best pa rin.


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