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Friday, May 22, 2015

Mayor Beng eyes free wifi hotspots in Zambo city

By Dave G. Malcampo

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city government here is planning to roll out free Wi-Fi connection in the locality.

According to Mayor Beng Climaco in a recent news conference, there are plans for a free Wi-Fi to rise in selected areas that are heavily populated. Moreover, she pointed out that a Wi-Fi hub would be set up within Paseo Del Mar. “One private company also intended to start the same project,” she added.

Some on-the-job-trainees (OJTs) that were assigned in the different media outfits present during the press conference expressed their excitement upon the mayor’s announcement.

“I am now so happy that finally the city government is planning to put up free connection in some areas. I don’t need to pay at the internet cafes just to surf,” Alinazar Lahid, one of the OJTs said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Climaco announced the formal signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Library, The Information and Communications Technology Office under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the City Government and City Library last May 8.

The mayor said that the City Library is the country’s pilot facility for the Technology for Education (TechForEd) program. The said project will provide access points for individuals and community in bridging the digital and education divide in information. (with reports from Rylle Darryll Estrella)