Comelec-CAR to install internet in 268 polling precincts

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) said it is planning to install a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) in 268 polling precincts which the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PROCor) has reported to have no internet connectivity.

In a press conference on Monday, March 28, regional director of the Comelec-CAR Atty. Ederlino Tabilas, said they are still checking the report which will be submitted to their national office for the setting up of the BGAN.

“In the past elections, the BGAN provided the connectivity for the transmission of the election result in areas without internet signal,” he said.

Based on the PROCor report on the road network and internet connectivity, 268 polling places in the region still have no network connectivity, while there are 526 with weak or unstable connectivity. Tabilas added that they are assessing the areas to check for possible nearby spots that can become a source of signal.

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