PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co.’s (PLDT) business group PLDT Alpha and the local government of Cavite have teamed up to provide free access to wi-fi across the province.
PLDT said it will use both fiber optic network and TV white space to expand Cavite’s access to broadband internet connectivity.
The Cavite Wireless Access Program was initially offered to pilot areas including the cities of Bacoor, Dasmarinas, and Imus, and the municipalities of Silang, General Trias, Rosario, and Tanza.
Free wi-fi access was also made available in the Provincial Capitol compound in Trece Martires City, and selected public areas. Barangay halls, public schools and universities have also been connected to the provincial network.
“With a consistently growing number of Filipinos actively using the Internet, local government units can maximize this platform not only to provide essential information to their constituents but, more importantly, deliver public services,” said Jovy Hernandez, PLDT first vice president and head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise.
The free wi-fi access also works in conjunction with the local government’s web and mobile applications LINKod Kabitenyo, which will provide its constituents, students, investors, tourists, and visitors with access to e-services and information such as provincial announcements, traffic updates, emergency hotlines, local price watch, job vacancies, and guide for tourism.