TV White Space connects Bohol fisherfolk to the Net

Pia Ranada/Rappler

In a remote coastal town of Talibon, Bohol, fisherfolk and local officials connect to the Internet with ease, thanks to TV airwaves. TV White Space technology allows remote areas to connect to the world wide web by utilizing the unused bandwidth of television signals. On Friday, April 4, government officials and partners from the private sector formally turned over TV White Space technology to Talibon and 5 other seaside towns in Bohol. Other than enabling locals to use social media or search the Net, TV White Space technology will help the government attain its goal of having all municipal fisherfolk in the country register into a database.

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