Recognizing the critical role of internet connectivity after a typhoon or disaster, satellite television and IPTV provider Cignal provided free connectivity to five sites in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Tagbilaran City, Bohol; Maasin City, Southern Leyte; and Dinagat Islands — the affected areas of Typhoon Odette, which ravaged parts of the Philippines in December.
Cignal Connect, Cignal’s satellite broadband service, linked families and communities affected by the typhoon. Partners KTSAT (satellite provider) and PLDT, CRFT, Save and Earn (territory partners), Cellcom, and Digilife.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of all our partners in helping us provide free internet access to communities devastated by Typhoon Odette. Communication is essential at this stage of their recovery efforts, and Cignal Connect is happy to be of service through our satellite broadband as the people in these communities start to rebuild their lives,” said Robert P. Galang, president and CEO, Cignal.
While other forms of communication have yet to be restored in the typhoon-affected areas, Cignal Connect has provided internet access to affected families and communities with the help of its satellite broadband technology and will continue to do so in the coming weeks as the need arises.
Cignal, using its VSAT technology, was also able to extend support for SMART’s disaster recovery efforts in Palawan, Surigao, and Siargao.