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Gov't allots P1.16B for free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide

Aug 04, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The government is looking at putting up 10,800 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the Philippines

Government signs agreement to start public Wi-Fi project

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The agreement will jumpstart the work to build Wi-Fi connections in 'public places, including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government offices, hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports nationwide'

PUBLIC WI-FI. The Department of Communication and Telecommunications (DICT), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) sign a tripartite agreement on June 8, 2018, to start the Duterte administration's national broadband project. Photo courtesy of TransCo

Globe to set up cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots at Shell gas stations

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The telco and the oil firm identify an initial 14 Shell stations for their new partnership

Photo from Globe Telecom

PLDT to provide Wi-Fi to over 2,300 buses by end-2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:10 AM

PLDT says this will help bus operators comply with the government's plans to modernize the country's transport system

TECH UPGRADES. Over 2,000 buses nationwide will have Wi-Fi by the end of this year. Rappler file photo

Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law

BUDGET APPROVED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan smiles during the Senate finance committee hearing on their proposed 2018 budget. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Facebook expands Find Wi-Fi feature globally

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:20 AM

The feature will help users find nearby Wi Fi hotspots which businesses have shared with Facebook from their page

FIND WIFI. Facebook launches the Find WiFi feature globally. Image from Facebook.

Does the Wi-Fi on EDSA work?

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure

FREE WI-FI. Free internet connection along EDSA is only the beginning of the Duterte administration's goal of providing an open portal to the worldwide web in all public spaces.

Free Wi-Fi for 1st 30 minutes along EDSA starting June 12

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

After the 1st 30 minutes users can extend for P20 for two hours valid for two days or P50 for 10 hours valid for 5 days

WIFI. With a backhaul capacity of up to one gigabit per second, Smart Communications says its Wi-Fi services can support up to 3,000 connected users

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

May 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients and one that mandates free public internet access

FIRST DAY HIGH. The House of Representatives approve on 3rd reading a total of 45 bills on May 2. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House approves free public Wi-Fi bill on 2nd reading

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The Senate already approved the bill on final reading Thus the bill is a step closer to becoming a law

FREE WI-FI. Congressmen oks on 2nd reading a bill mandating free public Wi-Fi in the country.

Senate approves bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED Voting 18 0 senators approve the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act on 3rd and final reading

Senate poised to pass bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 12, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The House of Representatives is also expected to approve the measure on 2nd reading by Wednesday March 15

Want free public WiFi? Slash processing time of permits – DICT

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The requirements are very simple But it takes a month or two or three before [local governments] provide right of way says the department’s project manager for the free public WiFi program

FRAYED CONNECTION. The issue with LGU permits remains unresolved, hindering the speed at which the DICT and its partners can roll out its free WiFi project.

Free Wi-Fi projects slowed down by delayed LGU permits

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Telcos and the DICT say the long road to securing permits from LGUs hinders them from putting up infrastructure quickly

CONNECTED NATION. Bills pushing for free internet can transform the value of an internet connection from being a privilege to a right

P1.76B earmarked for free Wi-Fi in proposed 2017 budget

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:45 PM

With the proposed funding the project which aims to provide free broadband internet access to 1 462 towns and 44 key cities nationwide is sustained says Senator Ralph Recto

Free Wi-Fi nationwide: A rundown of government initiatives

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:37 PM

These are the elected leaders and agencies pushing for an internet for all ideal

CONNECTED NATION. The big hope is that these programs will allow more Filipinos to go online. Illustration by Nina Martinez

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The Philippine government taps PLDT s Smart to offer free Wi Fi at the country s major transportation hubs

TAPPING THE PRIVATE. Transport chief Tugade (right) thanks PLDT's Alberto (left) and Pangilinan (center) for supporting the department's advocacy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Smart Communications to spend P1B on Wi-Fi boost

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Smart says its Wi Fi public hotspots are undergoing upgrades in all 4 terminals of NAIA and the airports in Davao Iloilo Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental

EXPAND WIFI FOOTPRINT. The expansion of Smart Wi-Fi is supported by PLDT's fixed and wireless networks, backed by fiber optic footprint spanning over 100,000 kilometers

PH telcos told: Make most of Wi-Fi, target youth

Jul 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The youth are an interesting segment to target in the Philippines says Sean Gowran president and country manager of Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands

TARGET NICHE. Ericsson's Gowran has a recommendation to local telcos: Youth is an interesting segment to target in the Philippines. Photo by Ericsson

DOTC chief's goal in 100 days: Cleaner toilets, faster Wi-Fi at NAIA

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:23 PM

One of the small basic problems which irritated the community is the issue of maintenance of the washrooms and utilities inside the airport We ll address that in 100 days says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

PRIVATE-PUBLIC COOPERATION. Transportation Secretary Tugade (center) asked for PAL's Jaime Bautista's (right) and Cebu Pacific's Lance Gokongwei's (left) help to maintain NAIA toilets. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Google opens US access to mobile phone service Project Fi

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Nexus smartphone users across the US can now sign up for Project Fi without waiting for an invite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: The new Nexus 5X phone is displayed during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its 2015 smartphone lineup, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software features. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Memo to 2016 hopefuls: Filipinos deserve faster, stable Internet

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The benefits of faster and reliable Internet access are immense and obvious yet politicians and the government have done very little about it

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Jul 09, 2015 - 6:10 PM

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Coming soon: Free Wi-Fi in Davao City

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Under the project the Wi Fi signal at each of the facilities will be able to conduct a maximum of 50 users at a time says the science department

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May 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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House OKs free public Wi-Fi bill on final reading

May 29, 2015 - 12:58 PM

House Bill 1550 seeks to provide free public Wi Fi in national government offices municipal halls and provincial capitols state universities and colleges public parks and plazas state hospitals and public terminals

FREE WIFI? The Free Public Wifi Bill is set to take the House Plenary.

PAL to offer mobile, wi-fi services soon

Apr 01, 2013 - 3:25 AM

Legacy carrier PAL will launch mobile and wi fi internet services on its Asia Pacific Australasia and North American flights by mid 2013

TAKE OFF. Legacy carrier PAL's financials are still in the red. Photo by AFP

Coming soon: 'Super Wi-Fi'

Sep 02, 2012 - 11:44 PM

The long range and use of the broadcast spectrum could allow wireless signals to travel farther than Wi Fi in theory as far as 100 miles or 160 kilometers