Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
MALAYBALAY CITY (March 03) – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has mounted 99 access points on Free Wi-Fi in Bukidnon.
Mr. Hansel T. Echavez, supervising administrative officer of Public Affairs, Information, and Assistance of the office of the Governor, said it was installed at the 44 local sites in the province within 19 local government units (LGUs).
He said the virtual launching of Bukidnon Free Wi-Fi sites took place on March 2 through a teleconferencing platform using the Zoom App and was also seen through live streaming on the official Facebook account of DICT in Region 10.
Echavez disclosed that in Bukidnon, the Wi-Fi hotspots of the 19 local government units are in plazas, schools, hospitals, and administration buildings.
He clarified that the said LGUs are the towns of Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Pangantucan, Quezon, San fernando, Sumilao, Talakag and Malaybalay City.
Echavez added that Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. expressed his gratitude to DICT through provincial administrator Atty. Jay S. Albarece.
He said the governor was glad about the 44 public Wi-Fi hotspots but asked the department further to improve the internet speed of the established hotspots, build more sites to expand their coverage, and the majority can avail the Free Wi-Fi for the desired “Internet for All” in the Philippine Digital Strategy.