outbrain
Close  
DICT, CITY GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT

San Juan’s 21 barangays to have Wi-Fi zones by year-end

/ 04:03 AM September 24, 2019
San Juan’s 21 barangays to have Wi-Fi zones by year-end

DIGITALLY CONNECTED San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora (right) and Information Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II launch the Free Wi-Fi for All program at city hall. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — San Juan City is all set to be the country’s first Wi-Fi connected city.

Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Mayor Francis Zamora inked a memorandum of agreement on Monday formalizing San Juan’s elite status as the pilot city for the DICT Free Wi-Fi for All program.

ADVERTISEMENT

Wi-Fi access points were installed inside and within a 100-meter radius of city hall, San Juan National High School and San Juan Mini Park, while more access points were being readied for rollouts around the city.

Before the end of the year, Wi-Fi zones would be installed in all of the city’s 21 barangays, the local government said.

FEATURED STORIES

There will also be access points at all barangay halls, health centers and basketball courts, public parks and schools, and police community precincts.

Zamora’s pledge to blanket the city with Wi-Fi zones was a main fixture of his insurgent campaign for mayor and integral to his vision of transforming San Juan into a “smart city.”

The Wi-Fi zones—fully funded by the DICT—would also lay the groundwork for a planned mobile app that would link residents to city hall.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: DICT, Francis Zamora, Gringo Honasan, San Juan Wi-Fi zones
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.