In a country like the Philippines, a FREE WiFi access is just one of the many things people want to have.
We know it is now basically available in private establishments like offices, schools, and malls and is not really intended for public use without unique permissions.
Just recently, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed an agreement between the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICT) and the City Government for the implementation of the Free Wi-Fi Project. Through the initiative of Councilor Joanne Bonguyan-Quilos, chairperson of the Committee on Information Technology, Davao City Council approved the Free WiFi ordinance on its second reading.
The program will be distributed in public school yards, lobbies of hospitals, rural health units, Local Government Unit (LGU) halls, libraries, seaports, airports, plazas/park, and public terminals. Engineer Leo Ugto, the representative from DOST-ICT, presented the project allocation method.
A technical specification plan of 50 mbps per day per walk-in individual will be applied and the public will be allowed to have access using any government-issued ID.
The free internet system was designed for emails, news, research, education, government social networking sites and other selected public e-mails. It also has a filtering system to block pornographic sites, video streaming and other social media sites.
The City Council hopes to help the Davaoeños become more productive away from their home or office by having this free service in the city.
Source: SunStar Davao