PLDT buries phonelines for Apec

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Monday, January 12, 2015


THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) is cooperating with the City Government by agreeing to bury its telephone wires underground, covering more than three kilometers from Gen. Luna in the city center to El 98 in Jaro district.

In a report to Senate President Franklin Drilon and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog recently, Rene Lescano of PLDT said the P100-million project will be completed before the city hosting of two ministerial meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) on September and October this year.

The project, which started November 2014 and slated for completion by April 2015, will be using fiber optic to upgrade the connection wires.

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Lescano said the fiber optic is more efficient, less expensive and attractive to the business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.

Mabilog said the project is a good preparation for the Apec in projecting Iloilo City as business-friendly area for using modern and efficient technologies on telecommunications.

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