Free WiFi across 93% of PH by the end of the year — DOST

Free WiFi across 93% of PH by the end of the year — DOST




The Executive Director of the ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology, Louis Napoleon Casambre said yesterday that around 93% of the country may have access to free Wi-Fi services by the end of the year.
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‘Yung remaining 7 percent, ‘yan ‘yung mahirap pasukin like ‘yung Turtle Island, but we will look for other solutions for them — DOST Undersecretary Louis Napoleon Casambre to ABS-CBN News


 

Once fully implemented, it will be subjected to data volume based Fair Usage Policy to promote an equitable distribution of the public service. The daily data usage is set to 50MB to manage the estimated 117,000 internet users who will access the free WiFi service across the country.

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Office has asked for a P3.2 billion budget for 2017 to fund and complete this project.

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This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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6 Responses

  1. loadex says:

    50MB daily equals to free messenger, viber or whatsapp for a day, puwede na. Hindi na need magpaload to communicate within the Phil or abroad. Accessing data intensive apps like FB, Youtube or Spotify.. that’s another story. Babayad ka na. Hehehe

    Notice ko lang 117,000 internet user (Nationwide ba yun?) parang mali yun data. Di ba dapat nasa millions na ang user ng Smartphone na wifi and 3G capable dito sa Pinas.

  2. loadex says:

    50MB daily equals to free messenger, viber or whatsapp for a day, puwede na. Hindi na need magpaload to communicate within the Phil or abroad. Accessing data intensive apps like FB, Youtube or Spotify.. that’s another story. Babayad ka na. Hehehe

    Notice ko lang 117,000 internet user (Nationwide ba yun?) parang mali yun data. Di ba dapat nasa millions na ang user ng Smartphone na wifi and 3G capable dito sa Pinas.

  3. Jack says:

    weh. 100% sure di rin maggamit ang free wifi na to.

  4. Im sure, sayang lang ang kuryente at fund sa implementation ng project na ito. Internet coming from those “inutil” telco sources is equals to super duper bagal na internet source din ang i-u-utilized ng mga public user. Maniniwala na lang ako jan kung galing at managed by other telco ang data source nyan. Gumagawa lang nanaman ng fund raising ang DOST nyan.. 3.2 billion, baka nasa 1 billion lang dapat ang cost ng project na yan pero ginawang 3.2 para ung excess, mapupunta nanaman sa mga bulsa nila.

    • Correct. Wala ito. Sayang pera lang. Most of the time hindi aandar yan. Panandalian tapos wala na. Pag nag breakdown, walang mananagot. Turuan nanaman yan.

  5. Free wifi nga sa airport hindi maka connect. Buong pilipinas pa. Sus naman.

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