To ensure that Filipinos have access to accurate and up-to-date information in the midst of the Covid-19 community quarantine, wireless operators Smart Communications and Globe Telecom have deployed free WiFi connectivity in hospitals and transport hubs.
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The DICT targets to install a total of 8,073 operational live sites for the year 2019.
The 184 inhabitants of the 37.2-hectare island west of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are now able to use the Internet.
The program has been plagued by delays even if the government has appropriated almost P8 billion since the project’s inception in 2015. As of June 2019, only 2,677 sites have been made operational, out of the cumulative target of 34,236 sites by end of the year.
Congress has ratified a measure mandating transport terminals to improve their facilities through the provision of free Wi-Fi connections and clean sanitary facilities.
Out of the 112 SUCs covered by the project, only 17 had been given the free Wi-Fi connectivity as of December 2018.
Saying only 2 of 112 SUCs are enjoying free Wi-Fi, Angara said he is expecting DICT acting secretary Eliseo Rio to explain before the Senate the cause of delay, and the steps being undertaken to fast-track its implementation.