DICT VISAYAS EYES SETTING UP 424 LIVE SITES FOR THE YEAR
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology Visayas Cluster 2 planned to set up 424 live sites this year as part of its Free WiFi for All program in Central Visayas.
The free WiFi will be installed in 106 locations across the region, such as government hospitals, public schools, state universities and colleges, airports and seaports, terminals, and others.
DICT VC2 Director Frederick Amores and Cluster WiFi Team Leader Gem Albert dela Cruz said all the locations tagged as live sites are already functional and good for public use.
“We’re looking at partnering with local government units in expanding the operation of free WiFi sites. For example, if we come to an agreement with an LGU, we can provide the bandwidth and the LGU can provide more access points in the locality so that we can expand the number of locations and sites beyond the target set within DICT. This is something we are exploring right now,” Amores said.
Last year, DICT VC2 rolled out 69 live sites in Region 7, with SUCs, hospitals, and Covid19 isolation facilities as the priority areas.
DICT VC2 is also coming up with local solutions to further expand the delivery of public WiFi in Central Visayas.