Every election season, the candidates promised a better internet access if ever they won and after months waiting, the government is now on the go set up 100,000 sites in the country, most especially areas with no internet connection.
According to a report by GMA News, the government is allotting ₱3 billion for a 10-year internet project aiming to set up over 100,000 Wi-Fi sites to address the poor internet access and connectivity in the country.
Based on UNBCD’s data, other developing countries such as Jamaica, Fiji, Bhutan, Sudan, Ghana, Indonesia, and Uzbekistan have surpassed the Philippines in household internet connectivity.
According to Under Secretary Jorge Sarmiento of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Wi-Fi sites will be set up in public places. He also said that, all public schools in the country would have free Wi-Fi access.
To wrap it all up, he said that President Duterte already approved the national broadband program and that the DICT is fast-tracking the project as planned.
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