Al Panlilio backs bill requiring minimum internet speed

PLDT Inc. is supporting a proposed measure which seeks to set the minimum standard for internet connection speed in the country.

Senate Bill 329 or the Better Internet Act seeks to ensure fast, secure and affordable internet for Filipinos, particularly in unserved and underserved areas.

“We remain committed to expanding our network coverage, which is key to our goal of elevating the quality of customer experience across the country,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT and Smart president and CEO.

“Our mission is to keep our countrymen connected by ensuring that our network is reliable and accessible to more Filipinos, wherever they may be in the country,” he added.

“With price points that provide real value for money, our fixed and wireless internet services are also designed to cater to all segments of the market,” Panlilio said.

As of the end of the first quarter, PLDT has extended its fiber infrastructure to 803,000 kilometers, the country’s most extensive fiber network. This infrastructure also supports Smart’s mobile network.

Smart has deployed around 76,600 total base stations nationwide.

This continued network expansion is part of the PLDT Group’s sustained investments in their network.

Uber offers robotaxi rides in Las Vegas

Uber users in Las Vegas can now ride in fully autonomous vehicles, as the ride-hailing app on Wednesday began its partnership with Motional, a driverless technology company.