FREE public Wi-Fi in the Philippines well underway, bigger budget for 2021 sought

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FREE public Wi-Fi in the Philippines well underway, budget allocation sought

If everything goes well, there will finally be FREE public Wi-Fi in the Philippines.

Those involved with plans to provide free public Wi-Fi access in the Philippines seem keen on seeing things through. In a broadcast of MOA-signing, last Monday, Makati City representative Luis Campos Jr. claimed that the government is eyeing to allocate a 2021 budget of yet another PHP 2.4 billion for the extension.

This is on top of PHP 7.7 billion already previously approved.

If successful, the project will be able to install Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic public areas, including but not limited to plazas, parks, barangay reading centers, and libraries. Included in the list are rural health units, health centers, hospitals, airports, seaports, and public transport terminals.

TESDA centers, too, will get FREE access to Wi-Fi, granted the plans go well.

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