Fiber optics has become a reality in certain areas of Beirut and in smart cities like Beit Misk, but it’s still a far-fetched plan to have it all across Lebanon.

The reason why it was still far-fetched is not simply outdated infrastructure but no budget approval from the Lebanese government for Ogero’s new management to kick off the FTTC project. All that changed yesterday though when the government approved a 150 billion Lebanese Pounds advance for deploying fiber to the cabinet.

Of course that doesn’t mean that the internet situation will change overnight, but that Ogero has what it needs to start work and hopefully put Lebanon back on the right track when it comes to internet connectivity.

I will be following up on Ogero’s progress and keep you posted. I’m hoping that we will be offered alternatives as promised to have decent speeds up until fiber optics are deployed all over.