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DICT allocating P7.7 billion for public Wi-Fi program

DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said that the budget will be utilized to reach the agency’s target to establish 23,100 lives sites by the end of 2021.

DICT to launch 20 free Wi-Fi sites in Basilan

The DICT said its Mindanao Cluster 1 overcame a series of bidding failures before the project came to fruition.

DICT to step up deployment of free Wi-Fi hotspots for educ sector

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will fast-track the deployment of its Free Wi-Fi for All Program to address the connectivity needs of public educational institutions under the “new normal”.

Senate seeks review on backlog on ‘Free Wi-Fi for All’ program

A Senate resolution noted the DICT has not been meeting its targets. In 2018, the agency targeted to add 5,308 sites in 1,500 cities. But as of April 13, 2020, there are only 3,707 live hotspots across the country's public spaces.

Gov’t activates free Wi-Fi project in 5 provinces

After getting into an imbroglio, it appears all is well now at the DICT as the agency launched simultaneously 31 sites in five provinces under its free Wi-Fi program.

DICT gets another P1.2B for free public Wi-Fi hotspots

But the DICT has been under fire from lawmakers who have criticized the slow roll-out of free Internet in public areas around the country, particularly in state universities and colleges (SUCs).

DICT links up with UNDP to accelerate free Wi-Fi rollout

The DICT sought the assistance of UNDP last year, not only to expedite the rollout of Free Wi-Fi but also to aid in the capacity-building initiatives of stakeholders involved in project management.

P280M allotted for free Wi-Fi connectivity in state universities

The P280-million allotment for the Free Internet Wi-Fi Connectivity in SUCs Project is lodged in the budget of the DICT in the proposed P3.757 trillion General Appropriations Act for 2019.
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