The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has rolled out a total of 141 free WiFi hotspots in Cebu province under its Pipol Konek project.
Nationwide, the DICT said a total of 2,330 hotspots have gone live as of May 2, 2019.
Nearly a third, or 28%, are in the Visayas, with Central Visayas region having the biggest deployment at 300 live sites followed by Western Visayas with 221 and Eastern Visayas with 147.
In Central Visayas, Cebu has the biggest number of live WiFi hotspots at 141, followed by Negros Oriental with 83, Bohol with 73 and Siquijor with 3.
These sites are found in public schools, public plazas and parks, government hospitals and rural health units, public libraries, national and local government offices, state universities and colleges, airports, seaports and train stations.
To check whether you are near a live free WiFi hotspot, browse through the complete list here.
Under the Pipol Konek – Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project, the DICT aims to bridge the digital divide and bolster economic growth, social connectedness, and equal educational opportunities for all.
The DICT is getting assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the implementation of the project. Officials signed the Pipol Konek Project Document, which serves as the partnership’s blueprint.
The project aims to establish 6,000 free public WiFi sites nationwide. (Ventures Cebu)