With increasing tourist arrivals in Palawan, demand for high-speed internet connection has likewise increased, prompting the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.(PLDT) to roll out an P861-million cable project to meet the need.

The project, which became operational last month, involved 620 kilometers submarine fiber optic cables linking Palawan to the rest of PLDT's nationwide network backbone. PLDT units Smart and Sun Cellular subscribers benefit from this new network.

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