Globe rolls out free fiber upgrades

Published October 19, 2020, 6:00 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Globe Telecom Inc. is migrating its  broadband network from copper to fiber and has moved over 40 percent of targeted customers nationwide to its newer, higher-speed network for free.

With the shift to fiber, Globe broadband customers enjoy  better connection as more people use the internet for working and learning at home

“A stable and reliable  internet connection is critical under the new normal,” stressed  Darius Delgado, Globe VP and Head of Broadband Business.

“We are rolling out fiber to homes nationwide and upgrading our customers to fiber connections for free to give them first-world internet connectivity,” he maintained.

Fiber connection can provide a maximum speed of 1Gbps as compared to copper ADSL which only provides a maximum speed of 15 Mbps.  

Higher bandwidth means being able to download or upload large files faster, stream high-definition videos and webinars and run multiple online programs simultaneously.

Unlike traditional copper cables, which suffer from huge data signal loss over long distances, fiber only registers slight data signal degradation.   

Being smaller, lighter and sheathed in protective coat, fiber is also more durable than the bulky copper which can be easily broken during installation. 

On top of these, fiber is resistant to electromagnetic and radio signal interference.

Allowing customers to move to fiber connection for free is part of Globe’s  network expansion and upgrade program to improve data and voice experience at the homefront.

Globe At Home customers may update their details in the Globe At Home app so they will be informed once fiber is available in their area and can get upgraded for free.