Facebook will put up a submarine cable system for high-speed internet

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Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of social networking site Facebook and President Rodrigo R. Duterte

FACEBOOK will put up a submarine cable system landing in the east at Poro Point in La Union and in the west at Baler, Aurora.

The BCDA Group, a government-owned and -controlled corporation, will build landing points and a 250-km cable corridor for P 975 million, in exchange for 2 million mbps (2 terabits per second) of bandwidth, roughly equivalent to the combined bandwidth of Smart and Globe.

Part of the bandwidth will be used for powering government IT infrastructure while the rest will be retailed to private internet users to help make internet services cheaper and faster for all.

Targeted completion date will be in 4th Quarter of 2019.

The said project is under the #Build Build Build by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar said “magiging mas mabilis, mas mura, at mas accessible ang internet sa buong bansa.”

 

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