PLDT to expand fiber-to-the-home service to 4.4M homes by end of 2017
PLDT has announced that it will expand the reach of its fiber-powered fixed line network or its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by about 80% to 4.4 million homes passed by the end of 2017.
PLDT’s fiber network covered 2.5 million homes in the country as of late last year. For 2017, the telco plans to add 1.9 million homes to the market that can be served.
Among the areas now covered by fiber-powered internet connections are Laoag, Baguio City, Vigan City, and Tuguegarao in Northern Luzon; Tarlac, Cabanatuan City, and San Fernando, Pampanga in Central Luzon; and, Puerto Princesa and El Nido in Palawan, down to the Bicol region cities of Sorsogon, Naga, and Legazpi.
“We are stepping up our efforts to deliver unrivaled internet services to more homes in various parts of the country, from the Ilocos provinces in the North to Zamboanga in the South,” said PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.