Cignal Connect offers free Internet access in sites affected by Typhoon Odette – Back End News
Recognizing the critical role of internet connectivity after a typhoon or disaster, satellite TV and IPTV provider Cignal provided free connectivity to five locations in the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Tagbilaran City, Bohol; Maasin Town, South Leyte; and the Dinagat Islands – areas affected by Typhoon Odette, which tore through parts of the Philippines in December.
Cignal Connect, Cignal’s satellite broadband service, connected families and communities affected by the typhoon. Partners KTSAT (satellite provider) and PLDT, CRFT, Save and Earn (territorial partners), Cellcom and Digilife.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of all our partners who help us provide free internet access to communities devastated by Typhoon Odette. Communication is critical at this point in their recovery efforts, and Cignal Connect is pleased to serve our satellite broadband as people in these communities begin to rebuild their lives,” said Robert P. Galang, Chairman and CEO of Cignal.
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While other forms of communication have yet to be restored in areas affected by the typhoon, Cignal Connect has provided internet access to affected families and communities using its satellite broadband technology and will continue to do so in the coming weeks if needed. .
Cignal, through its VSAT technology, was also able to extend support for SMART’s disaster recovery efforts to Palawan, Surigao and Siargao.