Free WiFi internet access across PH to rollout in July
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is planning to rollout its free public WiFi internet access project across the Philippines beginning July of this year.
The “Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places” project of the DOST’s Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office), aims to provide free WiFi internet access in select public spaces in the country:
1. Public Plazas and Parks
2. Public Primary and Secondary Central Schools
3. Public Libraries
4. Rural Health Units & Government Hospitals
5. State Universities & Colleges
6. Train Stations of the MRT and LRT systems
7. Airports and Seaports
8. City and Municipal Halls
9. National Government Offices
Once fully deployed, the Project will serve 105,000 concurrent users with an average speed of 256 kbps each. It will be subjected to data volume based Fair Usage Policy to promote an equitable distribution of the public service.
The “Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places” project has a budget of Php1.408 billion which was authorized in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA).