The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday, July 24, started setting up over 50,000 free public WiFi hotspots nationwide.
DOST officials said that the first areas (places) to receive free access are:
- Rizal Park
- Quezon Memorial Circle
- Quezon City Hall
- Philippine Coconut Authority (PHILCOA) Building
- Social Security System (SSS) Building
- Land Transportation Office (LTO)
The free Wi-Fi will then be rolled out in stages to other locations nationwide including thousands of public school buildings, hospitals and medical centers, government structures and public spaces including the whole MRT, LRT, airports, sea ports, train stations (PNR) all the way down to baranggays with priority to 5th and 6th class municipalities.
Reports said DOST’s Public WiFi Program initially had a proposed budget of Php338 million but this was later increased to Php3 billion.
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