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PLDT Says Cable Repair Finished Ahead of Schedule

It also thanked subscribers for their patience.
by Joel Guinto
Sep 29, 2020
Photo/s: Unsplash

PLDT Inc said emergency works on its submarine cable finished on Tuesday, one day ahead of schedule. It also thanked subscribers for their patience.

Worries over slow connections during the maintenance works that started last Saturday forced the cancellation of some online classes. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his weekly address to the nation late Monday, renewed his call for telcos to improve their service.

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PLDT earlier assured subscribers that connections would be unaffected by the maintenance activities on Asia America Group submarine cable, of which it is an investor.

At 20,000 kilometers long, the AAG is the first submarine cable system that connects Southeast Asia directly to the U.S., according to its website. It also connects the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast.

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