TARLAC CITY: The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched free public wifi here to provide and improve communication, stimulate socio-economic growth, and accelerate social and educational opportunities. This city is the first in Central Luzon to benefit from the project, dubbed as “Pipol Konek” or Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places. Pablito dela Peña of the DICT said the free wifi has an average speed of 512 kbps to 50 mbps, depending on the location, the number of people connected, and other related factors. Meanwhile, city officials spearheaded the signing of a memorandum of agreement with the DICT and conducted a test-run of the free wifi access to the public. Public hotspot is currently available at the city plazuela and at the Business One-Stop Shop.