PLDT commits to a minimum speed of 25mbps
With Metro Manila placed under “community lockdown” for a month, most companies and schools are highly encouraged to implement a work/study from home policy to its employees. Acknowledging the need for additional bandwidth, PLDT announced that it will be implementing speed boosts for its Home FIBR customers in Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite and commit to a minimum speed of 25mbps.
PLDT is currently working on the technical preparations and expects customers to experience the speed boost by next week. For its prepaid users, PLDT is extending its Php 199 double data load (from 12GB to 24GB) to April.
“That should be enough to serve the needs of several simultaneous users in the household,” PLDT-Smart Public Affairs Head Ramon R. Isberto said.
Prior to this, Smart has expanded its list of free-to-access sites to include official sites of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) and Philippine Information Agency.