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'Free' basic internet packaged with cable TV subscriptions in Laguna

Oct 26, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Access to Philippine government websites is free but access to external sites is capped at 3GB – with prepaid packages available for those who need more data


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Aug 03, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Duterte signs law providing free internet in public places

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Republic Act 10929 requires public places like hospitals transport terminals and government offices to provide free internet in main congregation points

Do we want a neutral or sponsored internet?

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Does free data uphold the principles of a free and open Internet? Net neutrality supporters do not think so

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

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

Google 'Loon' aims to give remote Indonesian areas internet access

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Indonesia is a good candidate for further testing because only a third of its 250 million people has access to the Internet

GOOGLE LOON. Google Loon to parachute over Indonesia. Photo from Wikimedia

Zuckerberg talks about another Filipina aided by Internet.org

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:56 AM

The new video from Internet org tells the story of Marissa who works in a factory but wants to start her own business selling dolls

MARISSA'S DREAMS. Screen shot from Facebook video.

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

How the Internet has changed the quest for knowledge then and now

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Is it a better time for students new graduates and ordinary citizens now than in years past? Let’s take a look

Is free Facebook worth checking out?

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:58 PM

What are the pros and cons of this new offer?

Rappler ties up with Facebook's Internet.org, Smart Communications

Mar 18, 2015 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Rappler is one of the 24 sites that can be browsed for free via Facebook led initiative Internet org s app

Apps and gadgets to make your life better

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:15 PM

From fitness to finances here s a list of apps and gadgets that enhance your daily life

Smart gives free Twitter access during Pope Francis’ visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Calling it a public service to millions of Filipinos the mobile company offers the unlimited access to the social networking app from January 15 to 19

Smart free Internet offer extends to February 5

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company assures subscribers that it is ready to absorb the surge in free mobile Internet usage

Mobile Internet usage to rise in 2015 – Smart

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Smart Communications Inc says that the free Internet promo will further boost mobile Internet usage

Smart network expands free Internet offer, extends to Jan 5

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The free service now covers the 72 million subscribers of the PLDT group including postpaid and broadband subscribers

Globe’s free Facebook offer returns Oct 3

Oct 03, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The Ayala led telecommunications firm will roll out access to Facebook to its 43 million subscribers from October 3 to 5

Smart offers free Internet to prepaid subscribers

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:57 AM

3rd UPDATE All active mobile prepaid subscribers have to do is maintain a P1 load to start using 30MB of data starting Friday September 26