DICT to develop National Broadband Plan to improve PH internet
In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte has said that it has ordered the newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to develop a National Broadband Plan to improve the state of the internet in the Philippines.
In his speech, President Duterte ordered DICT to develop a National Broadband Plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optic cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed in the Philippines.
The President also added that “WiFi access shall be provided at no charge in selected public places including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports.”
This is not the first time that free WiFi access has been promoted by the local government. Back in July 2015, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) rolled out its “Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places” project. In December 2015, the provincial government of Cavite has officially launched the LINKod Kabitenyo Free WiFi Access.
And in June 2016, the Executive Director of the ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology, Louis Napoleon Casambre said that around 93% of the country may have access to free WiFi services by the end of the year.
via: CNN Philippines