Senator Grace Poe is asking the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and telecommunications companies (telcos) to submit to the Senate on July 13 their plans to improve the Internet service and coverage in the Philippines.

Among the inquiries, Poe wanted to know how many more towers telcos plan to build in the coming years to give the Filipinos a better online experience.

She requested the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to submit the certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and its full terms of reference given to DITO Telecommunity.

Likewise, Poe expected the NTC to submit its resolution granting DITO’s request for a six-month extension to comply with its promise to build the necessary network infrastructure.

Last week, the Senate committee on public services held a hearing, chaired by Poe, on the condition of the country’s Internet connectivity in light of the transition to the new normal. Poe ironically suspended the hearing due to poor Internet connection and technical glitches.

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