By: Darwin G. Amojelar,

PUERTO PRINCESA – Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) on Thursday announced the start of operations of its submarine fiber-optic cable linking Western Visayas to Palawan province.

The nearly P1-billion Palawan Domestic Fiber Optic Network (DFON) project is composed of 620 kilometers of state-of-the-art fiber optic inland and submarine cables.

It is designed to support the rising demand for telecom and data services in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country by using undersea cable links as well as inland transport facilities that run from this city to Taytay town (also in Palawan) and all the way to San Jose de Buenavista in Antique province and further to Iloilo City in neighboring Iloilo province.

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