Northern Samar to enjoy free WI-FI soon
CATARMAN, Northern Samar July 20 (PIA) – The Province of Northern Samar will soon enjoy the Free WI-FI for All Project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
This was learned from Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Romeo M. Cardenas in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency on July 14.
He said DICT and UNDP are bridging the digital divide by connecting Filipinos from far-flung, at risk, and vulnerable areas across the country.
The Free Wi-FI for All Project, previously known as Pipol Konek, will install, operate, and maintain free public internet service to 6,000 remote sites all over the Philippines, he said.
He explained that the project is targeted to facilitate the delivery of various governance, livelihood, and development initiatives in the province.
The planning officer pointed out that a total of 77 priority sites for the province consisting of municipal halls, public schools, and other government-managed properties are included to access the free internet connections.
The most significant of which is the free internet service for 36 public schools and four training centers. This is expected to significantly improve the learning and teaching practices of the students and educators in the area, Cardenas said.
He further said that the project will contribute to the on-going campaign of the United Nations for rapid progress on the achievement of sustainable development goals particularly on quality education, gender development, and reduced inequalities.
Moreover, Cardenas said that with the project, vulnerable and at risk communities will have broad access to information through the free public WI-FI.
The rapid roll out of Free WI-FI for All Project is scheduled on July and August and hopefully be operational by the fourth quarter of 2020, he concluded. (nbq/TBC/PIA-Northern Samar)