Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014 Proposes

Senator Ralph Recto has filed the so-called “Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014” or the  Senate Bill 2232 that proposes installation of wifi broadband hotpots with free wireless Internet access throughout Metro Manila. It will be provided in the national and local government offices, public hospitals and health centers, public schools including state colleges and universities, public parks, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, public libraries, tollways and expressways, Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other national roads, public transport terminals, the Port of Manila and railway stations, including those of MRT and LRT.

Free Metro Manila WiFi Act

According to senator Ralph Recto:

“For the Philippines to further establish itself as an emerging economy, a public broadband internet infrastructure must be in place beginning with NCR.”

“Connectivity to the internet will enhance business growth opportunities and will assure citizens in NCR ease of sourcing timely information at the click of a button,” Recto added.

Places that will be installed WiFi hotpots in NCR shall include, but not limited to the following:

  • All national and local government offices;
  • Public health centers and hospitals;
  • Publick Elementary and High Schools, and State Colleges and Universities;
  • Public Parks;
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminals I, II, II, and IV);
  • Public Libraries;
  • Tollways and Expressways (North Luzon Expressway, South Luzon Expressway, Metro Mnila Skyway, and Manila-Cavite Expressway);
  • Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other national roads;
  • Public transport terminals;
  • Port of Manila; and
  • Rail Transit Stations (LRT Line 1, MRT Line 2, MRT Line 3, and PNR Southrail).

Recto’s ‘Free Wifi in Metro Manila’ Bill

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