Compostela Valley Province — The provincial government of Compostela Valley under Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy together with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cluster Director for Mindanao Alimbzar P. Azum recently ink Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Free Public Wifi access and the Tech 4 Ed of the province.The MOA signing was held at the capitol lobby on January 8, 2017 during the employees’ regular convocation program.
According to Dir. Azum that the Free Public Wifi Project is also called as Juan-Konek, it is a government project of the DICT that aims to provide free broadband internet access nationwide and to make internet access available for all Filipinos to accelerate economic, social and educational opportunities.
Azum added that as mandated by the law, the public wifi will be made available in public plazas and parks; libraries, schools, colleges and universities; rural health units and government hospitals; train stations, airports, and seaports; and national and local governments offices.
“Ang kagandahan ng free public wifi ay libre po ito kahit walang load ay pwudeng maka access ng internet. In fact we have allotted 50mb every users renewable per day access, this is to promote an “efficient and cost-effective” delivery of the free Internet access for public places. No fees will be collected for the use of the public wifi,” said Azum.
Meanwhile, the Tech4Ed stands for Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development. It is a project of the DICT that aims to harness ICT to enable, empower and transform society creating an inclusive, integrated and equitable countryside through providing opportunities for employment and empowering entrepreneurs.
“Na roll out na sa ilang lugar ng bansa lalo na ang Department of Education (DepED). Sa katunayan, there are already 30 tech4Ed centers, 25 in the DepEd and 5 in the Local Government Units of the province,” said Azum.
The DICT will provide software, digital literacy trainings to the tech4ed beneficiaries and shoulder the subscription fees for the connectivity. The counterpart of the province is to provide hotspot connection, computers, internet, place and center and the DICT will monitor the operations of the public wifi.
“For fast internet connection we guaranteed 2 mbps per connections. Ang kailangan lang is you have Smartphone or any gadget to use for,” Azum ended. (Rey Antibo/ID Comval)
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