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10 Municipalities in Southern Negros are first to enjoy the Free WiFi

Ten municipalities in the Southern part of Negros Occidental have been identified to enjoy the Free WiFi connectivity, according to report.

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has launched the program in the Municipality of San Enrique, and it will follow the remaining nine municipalities such as EB Magalona, Ilog, Pulupundan, Murcia, Candoni, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Hinigaran, and Binalbagan

Access to Free WiFi will be available only in municipal halls and public plazas with up to 50 to 300 megabytes(MB) per gadget per day.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act 10929, or the "Free Internet Access in Public Places Act" which aims to provide free internet at access point, such as national and local government offices, public basic education institutions, state universities and colleges, technology institutions, public hospitals, health centers, rural health units, public parks, plazas, libraries, public airports and seaports.

The government has set aside PHP1.3 billion for its free WiFi project, aimed to establish 100,000 sites across the country by 2022.

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