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Facts You Probably Don't Know About Home Broadband Internet in PH

 

Broadband connection is the ideal way to surf the internet for video streaming and heavy data use. Delivering it to homes and businesses is challenging due to many factors.

 

  • Historically, telcos heavily invested in mobile internet to address consumer demand. Only 1 out of 10 Filipinos have home broadband.
  • Uncoordinated road construction leads to damaged cables and results to unexpected outage of services in the area.
  • Attaching into commercial poles or laying underground fiber for home broadband connection is very difficult due to right of way issues.
  • Submarine cables are accidentally damaged by strong underwater currents or natural disasters like earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis. These lead to service disruption in large areas and restoration takes more time than usual.