PLDT-Smart will launch its free Wifi data service at Dumaguete Airport in Sibulan on August 24. This is in response to President Duterte’s call for telecommunications companies to improve internet service in the country. In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) he pledged to provide better, faster and free internet services in most public places such as airports, seaports, government hospitals, plazas, parks, train stations, school and public libraries.
Nora Navarro, SmartComm’s public relations officer, said that Dumaguete Airport is one of the country’s transport hubs identified to have free Wifi connections. Transport/airport and local officials led by Governor Roel Degamo and Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo will grace the occasion.
The travel experience of local residents and tourists is expected to improve since the airport is digitally connected.
Free Wifi at Dumaguete Airport launched
Free Wifi at the Dumaguete-Sibulan airport in Negros Oriental was formally launched yesterday by Smart Communications and PLDT. It has a one gigabit backbone which can provide high speed Internet service without buffering, according to Harold Kim Orbase, PLDT AVP head for Enterprise Services. This will ensure that travelers can be productive while on the move and in constant communication with family and friends with the Internet connectivity of up to a 70-meter radius.
The project is in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and will be available for free to the public as long as DOTr will not set limits or regulate its use. The airport Wi-Fi installation is the 8th in the country and 4th in the Visayas and Smart-PLDT is targeting the completion of all 24 major transport hubs in the country by September, in response to President Duterte’s call for better Internet services.