Thursday, March 9, 2017

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PH Government Plans to Set Up 100K Free Wifi Spots Soon

Just in: It was recently announced that the government plans on setting up 100,000 new free wi-fi hotspots around the country.

The idea behind the project is to provide internet access to areas that currently do not have stable internet connection.

According to a 2016 study by the United Nations Broadband Commission for Development, not even three out of every ten homes in the country have stable internet access. This means only 28.3% of homes in the country have access to the internet.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (or DICT) Undersecretary, Jorge Sarmiento said the following about the project:

“Sa mga park,  plaza sa mga local government unit areas, health centers, pier ang lalagyan ng free public Wi-Fi ... we are aiming to cover all municipalities in the country."

This project is in line with the National Broadband Program that was recently approved by the President.

Sarmiento also added that another priority of his department is to be able to provide free Wi-Fi connection to all the public schools in the country.

Source: GMANetwork
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