Makati's city-wide Wi-Fi project makes City Hall a hotspot
By Newsbytes.ph July 23, 2012
- Plans to roll out Wi-Fi to all 33 districts in Makati
- Lays foundation for transforming Makati into Philippines’ first wireless city
THE Makati City Government said it has signed up telco giant PLDT to provide free Wi-Fi service in the Makati City Hall as a prelude to its bigger plan to make Makati the first “Wi-Fi City” in the Philippines.
In a recent announcement, Makati City mayor Junjun Binay bared plans to roll out the Wi-Fi service to all 33 barangays (districts/ wards) in Makati.
Jovy Hernandez, head of PLDT Alpha Enterprise, said fast Wi-Fi access will be available in high-traffic areas of the building so that Makati residents will be able to use the Internet while they are transacting with City Hall.
Binay said that making City Hall a free Wi-Fi zone is only the first step of the project to blanket the whole city with Wi-Fi service.
“We are laying the foundation for transforming Makati into the country’s first wireless city. We recognize that embracing modern technology is the fastest way to achieve inclusive progress and equitable growth in this age of globalization,” Binay said in a statement.
At the same time, the city government has also launched its traffic Twitter account “MakatiTraffic” to provide motorists and commuters 24-hour traffic updates.
The LGU has also re-launched the Makati website. – Newsbytes.ph