Additional Wi-Fi hotspots in San Juan City brgys soon to connect public to free internet access

Published September 24, 2019, 7:01 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

More Wi-Fi hotspots in all barangays in San Juan City will soon connect the public to free internet access, Mayor Francis Zamora said.

San Juan City mayor-elect Francis Zamora (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
San Juan City mayor-elect Francis Zamora (Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan and Zamora signed a memorandum of agreement on Monday in making San Juan the “pilot city” for the Free Wi-Fi for All Program.

“This collaboration makes San Juan City as the ‘pilot city’ in the Philippines where people can enjoy free internet access from the DICT,” Zamora said.

Wi-Fi hotspots are already available at the City Hall, San Juan National High School and in San Juan Mini Park.

Zamora said more Wi-Fi access points will soon be installed in barangay halls, health centers, schools, public parks, and police-community precincts in all of the city’s 21 barangays.

The mayor earlier said that Wi-Fi zones with free internet access would be made available in the city before the year ends.

“We will already have Wi-Fi zones in the city before the end of the year,” Zamora said.

Making San Juan a “smart city” by installing free Wi-Fi access points in all barangays was one of Zamora’s top campaign promises.

“Unlike in other areas where Wi-Fi connections are only available at the city hall and hospitals, here in San Juan, WiFi zones will be spread in the entire city,” he said.