NTC wants Davao City a wifi zone

Subscribe Now February 12, 2012 at 10:31pm

Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte supported the proposal by the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) to make Davao City a wireless internet fidelity (wifi) zone. Speaking in the public affairs program on Sunday, “ Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa,” he said the NTC must present first the total cost of the project.

Duterte said that if realized, people connect easily to the worldwide web.

He observed that in Southeast Asia, Singapore is the only country where anyone can connect easily to the information highway.

“NTC must ensure that they have money for the project amid the economic slowdown that is felt worldwide,” Duterte said.

Last Tuesday’s session the Davao City Council approved on first reading the proposal of the NTC to make the entire Davao City and some immediate localities as wifi zone.

City Councilor Pilar Braga, chair of the City Council committee on energy, transportation and communication, said the proposed Wireless Wide Area Network for Davao City aims to establish a wireless network to cover the whole city by providing voice, data, and video connectivity.

She said the system will surely link all emergency and disaster response units of and improve emergency responses during calamities.

“Data from the Central 911, all police stations, fire stations, and barangays, among others can be easily accessed for a better emergency response,” she said.

Braga said information on the weather, heavy rains and floods can circulate immediately to the public.

She said her committee will still have to know the actual budget of the proposal and the probable corresponding amount that the local government has to share.

Source: zambotimes.com

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