Globe to deploy KonekTayo WiFi in over 100 NHA resettlement sites nationwide
Globe has revealed that it has entered into a partnership with the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) to deploy KonekTayo WiFi in over 100 NHA resettlement sites nationwide.
According to Globe, within the year, the KonekTayo Wifi will benefit about 40,000 housing beneficiaries.
KonekTayo WiFi is identified by the telco as “a fast and secure” community WiFi service that provides households with an affordable internet connection without the need for a modem, a postpaid subscription, or mobile data.
With this, residents can connect to the service and choose from various prepaid data packs that suit their budget.
KonekTayo WiFi is available in the following NHA communities: Disiplina Village I- Ugong, Disiplina Village II- Bignay, Valenzuela; Paradise Heights and Vitas LRB in Tondo, Manila; Malabon Homes in Malabon; Lanit River Plains in Iloilo; Greendale Residences, Guadalupe Heights, St Francis Village and North Hill Arbours in Tacloban, Leyte; and Paraiso Heights in Sagay, Negros Occidental. Soon, KonekTayo WiFi will also be available in other selected NHA communities nationwide.
Other than WiFi services, the telco has also committed to conduct ambassadorship training for the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) for communities and implement the eWaste Zero Program in various NHA areas where KonekTayo is made available.
As per Globe, DTP educates the youth on digital citizenship and the responsible use of technology through workshops and modules, while eWaste Zero is a recovery and recycling program that teaches and ensures proper disposal of electronic wastes. This also ensures that communities that are provided access to the internet are also provided access to education on how to act responsibly when online, not to mention being able to protect themselves and loved ones from various online risks and dangers.
KonekTayo is also part of Globe’s larger commitment to support digital learning. During the early stages of the pandemic, Globe has launched the Globe e-Library and has granted free access to the government’s online learning platforms, such as the DepEd Commons, the Commission on Higher Education’s Phil-Connect, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s online learning platform.
“We are grateful for this partnership with the NHA and will work with them to fulfill their core mission to promote decent, liveable, and resilient homes for all Filipinos, through low-cost and reliable internet connectivity,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.
“We are grateful for this partnership with Globe that allows us to better serve our constituents by helping them with their digital needs. We look forward to continued partnership and collaboration with Globe,” said Marcelino Escalada, Jr., General Manager of NHA.