Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection In Public Areas, Finally Approved In The House Of Representatives


Manila, Philippines – The House of Representatives  finally approved a bill that will put a free wireless Internet connection in public areas of the country such as parks , plazas and transport terminal .

The main purpose of the bill is to provide free source of internet connection for the people in public places , according to the author of House Bill No. 5791,  Kabataan Party- list Rep. Terry Ridon.

The bill was also defended by the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology chairman Rep . Joel Roy Duavit of  Rizal,  to set it to the plenary of  the Chamber.

Under the proposal , required the relevant agencies to put broadband hot spots in all national government offices ; the state university and colleges ; public parks and plazas ; public hospitals and public transportation terminals.

The free wi-fi internet connection should not apply any passwords, unless if there are some issues of  security risks in the area where the wi-fi was installed.

The Information and Communications Technology Office ( ICTO ) of the Department of Science and Technology ( DOST ) is directed to lead the bill implementation of the said program.

The bill stated that there will be no charges to any public user of  free wi- fi internet connection, and the user must be protected  and respect their privacy for using it.
source: GMA


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