In line with its vision of providing connectivity to 2 million homes by 2020, Globe At Home has started its aggressive rollout of facilities in major locations around the country. With the province of Cebu as one of its key locations, Globe is working hand-in-hand with the Cebu City and Mandaue City governments for its various builds.
Globe is strengthening its partnership with the local government units, recognizing that local officials’ support is essential in realizing its goal of enhancing connectivity to boost economic development in the country.
To improve its mobile services in Cebu, Globe continues to ramp up the deployment of LTE sites using the 700 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 2600 MHz bands. Since the company gained access to new spectrum assets in the middle of last year, close to 600 LTE sites have already been activated in Cebu alone.
LGU collaborations also pave the way for broadband connectivity to reach more homes, which is realized in Globe At Home’s Cebu launch of its new GoBIG plans that have bigger data allocations at affordable rates and fast, reliable speeds. These new plans come with free 100 GB of data to access and enjoy YouTube.
In Cebu City, Globe At Home Fibre sites are currently available in: Dona Modesta Gaisano St.; Friendship Street; Justice St.; Wisdom St.; Freedom St.; Yakal St,; Mahogany St.; Obedience St.; A.Villalon Drive; Hacienda Salinas; Wilson St. corner Pasteur St.; Marconi St.; La Guardia St.; 1st St.; Sanson Road; Sanson Road Extension; Sanjercas Ville Private Road; and Salinas Drive Extension.
Expansions in Mandaue City are also underway as Globe works closely with the city’s local government unit.
For as low as Plan 1299, customers can enjoy 300 GB of data allocation per month with speeds of up to 5 Mbps. Apart from access to YouTube, customers can enjoy a free six-month access to Netflix and Disney Channel apps for award-winning original content and children’s shows, and a two-month subscription to HOOQ for a diverse selection of local and foreign titles.
Together with improving connectivity at home, Globe At Home has also lent its support to the company’s sustainability initiatives, specifically programs that deliver quality education in the public education sector. Globe has rolled-out 2 key programs with the Department of Education to maximize new technologies in enabling world-class quality education in the Philippines.
In Mandaue City, Globe launched its Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), which is its cyber wellness advocacy that addresses the online health and safety of the Visayan youth. Globe launched the workshop in Mandaue City Science High School to increase the students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cyber safety by helping them develop insights into the influences of the online world and the choices they are making.
In Cebu City, Globe then brought its Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program at the Cebu City National Science High School (CCNSHS). The GFS program provides select public schools with infrastructure support and ICT equipment such as the Globe Digital Learning Lab – a mobile cart of ICT gadgets composed of netbooks, tablets, and projectors powered with superior internet connectivity. The Lab can be used to teach different subject matters whether inside or outside the classroom to encourage creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
At CCNSHS, with 38 teachers and 1,004 students, Globe turned over 20 tablets with mirroring capability for projectors and LCD screens, two projector kits with projector screen, 10 Globe Prepaid Supersticks, one mobile cart which also serves as a charging station, and free 10 mbps internet line. CCNSHS is the 10th school in Cebu province that benefitted from the GFS program that now covers 142 schools all over the country.
At present, many public schools are still missing out on the benefits of ICT, prompting Globe to help address the concern through GFS. The program, which started in 2012, intends to transform at least one school in each of the 221 school divisions under the Department of Education into centers of ICT excellence within the next four years.
With more homes and schools getting connected, Globe At Home will continue its expansion to reach more locations in Cebu and the rest of the country.
Customers can check Globe At Home’s availability in their area by visiting checkavailability.globe.com.ph.
Globe At Home Head of Marketing Barbie Dapul talks about the new GoBIG plans that comes with a free additional 100 GB of data just to access more videos on YouTube
Globe At Home #StreamFest was open to all Cebuanos the whole weekend of July 1 and 2 where customers got to watch free movies from HOOQ, original series from NETFLIX, and participate in fun family activities from top Cebuano YouTube creators Chinkytita and WhatoPlay.