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DICT taps Converge to bring free Wi-Fi in Ilocos, La Union towns

The DICT awarded Converge the contract to supply free Wi-Fi connectivity to 36 municipal sites in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte and four municipal sites in La Union.

Starlink services ready for PH homes ‘soon’, says DICT

DICT secretary John Ivan Uy said Starlink’s satellite broadband service may become available for local residential subscribers in “a matter of weeks”.

Starlink will be part of govt’s free WiFi program, says DICT chief

Starlink, the satellite-based Internet service of SpaceX, will become part of the mix of broadband sources that the government will tap to deliver the free WiFi program to the public.

Gatchalian: Only less than 2% of public schools have free public Wi-Fi

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to ensure that it would hit its target in rolling out Internet connection in public places, including educational institutions.

Rio scoffs at claim of DICT that VSAT provides ‘cheaper, faster’ Internet access

Former DICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. refuted on Tuesday, June 1, the statement of the DICT claiming that Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology provides cheaper and faster Internet to remote areas of the country.

Mapun, Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi get connected via free Wi-Fi program

At the same time, 79 additional Free Wi-Fi hotspots were also launched in Surigao del Norte last March 09.

DICT to deploy free Wi-Fi via VSAT to remote Mindanao islands

The DICT said it will also provide desktop computer packages to the LGUs and schools in the Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA) area.

DICT says Free Wi-Fi rollout increased by 500% in 2020

With additional 4,305 live sites in 2020, the DICT said it more than doubled the total number of sites deployed throughout the entire country.

Gov’t allots another P2.4B for free public Wi-Fi program

The fresh allocation for the Free Internet Wi-Fi Connectivity in Public Places Project is lodged in the budget of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for 2021.

DICT opens 6 Tech4ED Centers in Pangasinan, Wi-Fi hotspots in Baguio

In preparation for online learning this school year, the DICT said it has opened six Tech4ED Centers in San Fabian, Pangasinan and activated three Wi-Fi sites in Happy Valley in Baguio City.
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