The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched the connectivity sites of Pipol Konek or the Free Internet Access in Public Places Project in Iloilo City recently.
There were 25 sites in the metropolis where the wi-fi connection can be accessed, including Jalandoni Memorial National High School (NHS); R.G. Hechanova NHS; Ramon Avanceña NHS; Iloilo Science and Technology University; Mandurriao NHS; Iloilo NHS; Iloilo City NHS; Jaro NHS; SPED-ISEC; La Paz NHS; TCT-AR Foundation Integrated School; Fort San Pedro NHS; Melchor L. Nava NHS; Bo. Obrero NHS; Santo Rosario Health Center (HC); Barrio Obrero HC; Iloilo City Proper HC; Jaro II District HC; La Paz District HC; Arevalo HC; Iloilo City Public Library; Iloilo City Pier; Plaza Libertad A and B.
Each user will be given a minimum of 256 kilobits per second (kbps) and maximum of 2 megabits per second (mbps).
“We would like to express our gratitude to DICT. This initiative means a lot for us especially that most residents are using internet for research and connect with people around the globe,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.
Pipol Konek aims to raise digital literacy and citizen productivity in the country by giving easy access to government online services, information, and other online opportunities.
“I am glad that Pipol Konek has reached the City of Love. I am optimistic that these connections will not only give opportunities, but will also be sources of hope for the people,” DICT acting secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr. said. (Merianne Grace Ereñeta/ Iloilo City PIO)