The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched on June 12 the “EDSA WiFi” project. This is the government’s way of providing free internet access to commuters along the 24-kilometer stretch of Metro Manila’s main highway.
For this project, the government got help from network providers like Globe Telecom and PLDT, Inc. The two companies installed the WiFi service along EDSA.
At present, the free wi-fi can be accessed at all 13 MRT stations from Taft to North EDSA, and from Guadalupe to Cubao at street level. Then, they aim to complete providing of free wi-fi on the whole stretch of EDSA in July, before the President’s State of the Nation Address.
Right now, there are two wi-fi networks you can connect to for this project. These are “FREE EDSA wifi” and “Juan Konek”. However, they will merge the two soon and call it “PipolKonek”.
In addition to the free wifi along EDSA, DICT also launched free WiFi access in public areas across the country in an umbrella project called “Pipol Connect”. Apparently, DICT made free wifi available to least 54 public schools, 50 parks, and 98 rural health centers.
Have you tried the free wifi on EDSA? We heard it was fast. Was it really?