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A report from GMA News’ JP Soriano on “Unang Balita” this Thursday says that the Philippine government is allotting Php3-Billion for a 10-year internet project that aims to set up 100,000 Wi-Fi sites to address the poor internet access and connectivity in the country.

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersec. Jorge Sarmiento said that Wi-Fi sites will be set up in public places. He also said that all public schools in the country will have free Wi-Fi connection.

“Sa mga park,  plaza sa mga local government unit areas, health centers, pier ang lalagyan ng free public Wi-Fi … we are aiming to cover all municipalities in the country.” Sarmiento said.

He also said that the DICT is fast-tracking the project as the plan for the national broadband program has already been approved by the President Rodrigo Duterte.

Source: GMA News