President Rodrigo Duterte approves National Broadband Program

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In a Facebook post, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said that President Rodrigo Duterte approved the creation of national broadband plan.

The Agriculture Secretary said;

President Rody Duterte has approved the establishment of a National Government Portal and a National Broadband Plan during the 13th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang today.

After a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.

Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like DICT “to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed.”

Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) National Broadband Program will cost the government between P77 billion and P200 billion to complete, since the infrastructure will be created from scratch.

Source: GMA News

Last modified: March 7, 2017

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