Telcos vow to change, bury their cable wires

October 8, 2014 6:48 am 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 7 -– Telecommunication companies (telcos) operating in this city are set to meet and plan to change their copper cable wires to fiber optic for maximum efficiency. But most of all, the cables must be buried underground to help clean the skyline of the main highway.

During the Iloilo Batiano River Development Council (IBRDC) regular monthly meeting recently, Engr. Rene Lescano of the Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT) assured Ilonggo Senator President Franklin M. Drilon and city Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog their cooperation in getting away with copper wires along the Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue popularly known as the diversion road.

Lescano said that Phase 1 of the project entails the first three kilometers along the diversion road to bury the copper wires from the Infante flyover to the El 98 street junction in Jaro district. Phase 2 will cover the span from El 98 to Chris the King going to Pavia town.

The project will be funded with P71 million to P100 million and construction work will commence on November 1, 2014 to April 2015 in time for the city hosting of two Ministerial Meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in September and October 2015.

The plan also calls for other telcos to lease the line of PLDT in burying their wires. (PNA)



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