Free wifi in Davao parks

Subscribe Now August 17, 2016 at 08:36am

THE Davao City Information and Technology Center (CITC) announced free internet access as public parks and the City Hall are now wifi hotspots.

CITC Chief Ricarte Franco said the project is in partnership with the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

Franco informed that Davao is one of the first cities chosen for the national government's free internet access project “Juan Konek”.

Dabawenyos can enjoy 100MB of free data at People’s Park, Osmeña Park, Quezon Park, and Rizal Park.

“After consuming the 100mb allocation, the data connection will be throttled. A user must wait for the next day for fresh 100mb data allocation,” Franco said.

As it is a public wifi, several websites are banned including those with pornographic content.

For the City Hall access, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networking sites are not available.

The modem and internet connectivity is provided by the DICT while the city’s counterpart is to secure the equipment, provide power connection, and provide a technical person for the wifi operation and maintenance.

The City Council has approved this proposal as of April this year.


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