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Cavite to rollout free WiFi system for up to 90 percent of its residential areas

/ 08:27 AM August 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Cavite will soon rollout a free WiFi system that will cover most of the residential areas in the province, Governor Jonvic Remulla announced on Tuesday.

“I am very happy to announce that the Province of Cavite is about to embark in a massive rollout of FREE WiFi system that shall cover (up to 90%) of the residential areas,” Remulla said in a Facebook post.

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During the quarantine period amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, the free WiFi system “shall be purely utilized for the educational requirements of public school or DepEd students, which they can access through their ID number,” according to the governor.

“Once the economy overcomes its present challenges, the internet infrastructure can then be used as a tool for research, connectivity, online retail, and knowledge generation,” he also said.

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“Our hope is that one day, the network becomes a beacon for empowerment so that innovation and collaboration can light up our beloved province,” said Remulla, adding that he believes that access to the internet should be a right and not a privilege.

Cavite is currently under the modified enhanced community quarantine until August 18, together with Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, and Laguna. The quarantine status in the said areas are set to be downgraded into general community quarantine starting August 19.

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