10 ‘KonekTayo’ WiFi buses deployed in Manila

Published October 19, 2020, 2:03 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Ten areas in Manila will be provided access to Internet connection through the launching of mobile WiFi called “KonekTayo School Bus WiFi.”

(Manila PIO)

Globe Telecom on Monday deployed mobile or school bus WiFi to Pasaje del Carmen St., Remigio St., 853 Gonzalo Gil Puyat St., 924 Bilibid Viejo St., Tomas Mapua St., Alfonso Mendoza St., Dalupan St., Oroqueta St., and Basco St. to give Internet connection to residents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

The use of KonekTayo WiFi service will be free of charge for the first hour for public school students and teachers, who own Globe SIM cards provided by the local government.

Users may then extend their Internet connection through availing of the service for as low as P15 a day.

“Against the backdrop of COVID-19, Internet access has become a lifeline more than a luxury.  Internet access is needed by students to pursue online education, by workers to continue earning a living while working from home, by families to stay connected with each other,” Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Globe Telecom chairman, said in a statement.

“With Globe’s School Bus WiFi in the City of Manila, we are able to help in ensuring that residents have access to affordable WiFi connectivity.  We look to partner with other local governments to expand this initiative,” he added.