Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid filed a bill pursuing to establish broadband Internet connection in unserved or underserved areas in the Philippines.
“Telehealth, online education, digital commerce and trading, financial technology, or “fintech” – these are just some of the new and innovative ways of doing things brought about by this digital transformation phenomenon,’’ said Lapid.
Senate Bill 1598 or the Last Mile Broadband Internet Connection Act mandates all telecommunication companies to set up a facility for broadband Internet connection in an unserved and underserved city, municipality, or barangay across the country.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) will conduct a study covering all areas in need of Internet connection.
Lapid believed that once the bill passes, no community will be left behind in terms of Internet connectivity.