National Broadband Plan to get 1.5 billion fund in 2023

House Speaker Martin G. Romualdez expects the country’s internet speed to go up a notch next year once the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) implements its National Broadband Plan (NBP) that has been allocated Php1.5 billion in the proposed 2023 national budget.

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“And the internet is a critical social service nowadays, as it is deeply entrenched in the way we live. We use the internet for education, for delivering and availing social services, for our businesses, and for almost every facet of our lives,” Romualdez said.

An earlier agreement between DICT, Facebook, and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) in which Facebook agreed to provide the Philippine government with spectrum equivalent to at least 2,000,000Mbps once the internet infrastructure has been established.

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