Wireless internet access in Bacolod public areas sought

BACOLOD City Councilor Caesar Distrito urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to provide wireless internet access in public school libraries, parks and government institutions in the city under the National Broadband Plan Project. Distrito, who authored the resolution for the purpose, said it is a commitment of the national government to provide wireless broadband access all over the country to be implemented by the DICT. He said the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was developed by the DICT to address the longstanding issue of internet connection quality in the Philippines.

“The NBP envisions a resilient, comfortable, and vibrant life for all, enabled by open, pervasive, inclusive, affordable, and trusted broadband internet access,” he added.

Bacolod City has an ordinance aimed in providing free, accessible, and secured wireless internet to its constituents and one of its provisions cites a counterpart project pertaining to the same that is funded by the national government. Distrito said the use of internet has been found to be reliable and efficient with it comes to information, communication and educational purposes.

“As the Top Model City in the Philippines, the Bacolod City Government envisions that later this year, some of its public schools, parks and public buildings have accessible wireless internet for all that will be more accommodating if the National Broadband Plan Project will be implemented in the city,” he added.

Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on July 31, 2017.

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