DOST: Free Public Wi-Fi Starting July 24

The much-awaited free Wi-Fi project of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is on it’s way to reality. According to DOST, every users will have access to high-speed Wi-Fi for up to 50 MB daily. You can still access the public Wi-Fi if you reach the per day limit however, in a throttled-down speed. The test phase initial speedtest at Quezon Memorial Circle showed a download speed of 13.05 Mbps and upload speed of 7.17 Mbps. Of course, this may vary once a larger number of people in the area start using the free Wi-Fi Internet service.

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The free public Wi-Fi will include the Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PHILCOA) Building, the Social Security System (SSS) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Quezon City, and Rizal Park. The project’s official launch will be on July 24, coinciding with the National Science and Technology Week.

The free public Wi-Fi will then be rolled out in stages in key areas nationwide such as public schools, parks, libraries, national and local government offices, public hospitals and rural health units, airports, seaports, and LRT-MRT stations. Upon completion, it will serve 105,000 users.

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