Government to Build Infrastructure for Cheaper Internet Access in Far-Flung Areas

In a bid to make the internet more accessible and affordable, the government plans to develop broadband services in the countryside. This will be part of the national broadband plan to be finalized by the end of the year. Instead of competing with the two existing telcos, the government plans to build the infrastructure for far-flung areas, which the internet providers would then lease. The region most expected to benefit is Mindanao…

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