Cignal TV, Inc. is launching satellite broadband services to expand connectivity for households and businesses outside regular internet reach.

Cignal CONNECT will soon be made available to businesses and organizations in remote areas, including resorts, government offices, dams or mining sites, and military bases.

The service will also connect homes and farms to the internet, the company said in a press release on Friday.

Satellite broadband, Cignal said, would connect customers to online classes and work.

“Cignal CONNECT responds to the clamor for reliable internet capability for all in the light of today’s online classes and work from home requirements for households and businesses,” Cignal and TV5 President and Chief Executive Officer Robert P. Galang was quoted as saying in the statement.

“We are doubling up our efforts to open more connectivity options for the Filipino people, especially those in hard-to-reach areas.”

PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications are currently using Cignal’s satellite broadband technology “to provide connectivity for their selected sites in areas that are difficult to reach through land-based networks.”

Cignal TV is a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media arm of the PLDT Group. BusinessWorld is likewise a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings through the Star Group of Companies. — Jenina P. Ibañez