Globe launches KonekTayo School Bus WiFi in Manila City
Globe Telecom has recently launched the School Bus WiFi program in Manila City. The telco’s latest initiative aims to provide fast, reliable, and low-cost home internet connectivity for those who need it for education and work. It also extends support to school bus operators whose main source of livelihood was put at stake by the pandemic.
Through the deployed Globe KonekTayo school buses, customers may enjoy free WiFi signal daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in covered areas including Pasaje del Carmen St., Remigio St., 853 Gonzalo Gil Puyat St., 924 Bilibid Viejo St., Tomas Mapua St., Alfonso Mendoza St., Dalupan St., Oroqueta St., and Basco St. in Manila.
The use of the KonekTayo WiFi service will be free for the first hour for public school students and teachers in Manila who were provided 289,000 Globe SIM cards. Other customers from all networks may also connect to a KonekTayoWiFi hotspot, purchase a promo, and surf all day as low as PHP 15.
“Against the backdrop of COVID-19, internet access has become a lifeline more than a luxury. Internet access is needed by students to pursue online education, by workers to continue earning a living while working from home, by families to stay connected with each other. With Globe’s School Bus WiFi in the City of Manila, we can help ensure that residents have access to affordable WiFi connectivity. We look to partner with other local governments to expand this initiative, ” said Globe Telecom Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.
Formerly known as KapitWiFi, KonekTayo WiFi is a fast and secure community WiFi service that aims to provide households with affordable internet. The School Bus WiFi campaign is part of KonekTayo WiFi’s bigger purpose of making internet connectivity more accessible for underserved families and communities across the country.