BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) - - The government’s effort to provide free internet access to the public gets a boost from with Smart Telecoms which is also intensifying its free wifi projects in the city.
Smart Community Relationship Supervisor for North Luzon Niña Escano disclosed that public wifi project is already in the pipeline at the Baguio City Hall and this mountain resort’s known tourist spots such as Burnham Park, Session Road and Mines View.
In partnership with its sister company PLDT, similar project is also set at University of Baguio and nearby La Trinidad particularly at the Benguet State University and the Benguet Provincial Capitol.
The telecommunications company has recently opened its 16th SmartSpots at the “The Camp”, one of the known hangouts along Leonard Wood Road in the city.
The SmartSpots project turns a usual hangout places to an amplified experience for locals and tourists as it offers a complete access to convenience, inclusive perks and incredible discounts, including a free super speed internet browsing for the first 30 minutes of use.
Leading the SmartSpots launching last July 21 were Gabby Cui, Smart’s Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnership, and Sandy Carlos, The Camp HR Operations Director for Corporate Innovators.
Carlos outlined the importance of such project in helping boost the tourism industry of the locality with good or fast internet or wifi connection which now a necessity that the public look into when looking for accommodation or place to hangout.
Michelle Charmaine Acantillado, a student of Saint Louis University, in an interview cited the importance of free wifi for millennials like her who spend most of their times in the internet, either for family/friend communications, school requirements or getting updated on the day to day event and activities going around the country, or elsewhere around the globe.
President Rodrigo Duterte just signed into law Republic Act 10929 or the Free Internet Access Act to promote knowledge – building among citizens and enable them to participate in the fast evolving information and communication era.
The Department of Information and Communication Technology is designated to oversee the effective and efficient implementation of the law. Carlito Dar (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)