New York Style Wi-Fi Hotspots in Manila, Installation now Started

Manila Government Install New York-Style Wi-Fi Hotspot

METRO MANILA – Thirty-four New York-style Wi-Fi hotspot terminals are underway in various locations in the City of Manila, particularly at the University Belt.

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The Manila City government started to implement its goal of making the city a “Center of Convenience” and a “Smart City” by building thirty-four (34) Wi-Fi hotspot terminals. Previously, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed a deal that provides free Wi-Fi in six (6) areas in the city.

It will be recalled in August last year that the first free Wi-Fi hotspot kiosk was launched at the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall. The fiber-powered system has charging ports for mobile phones and can also be used for landline calls.

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According to the Facebook page post of Manila Public Information Office, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the concept came from LinkNYC Wi-Fi phone kiosks in Manhattan, New York.

On Wednesday, March 4, Mayor Isko, along with the head of the Department of Engineering and Public Works, toured the areas where Wi-Fi hotspots were located along España Boulevard, in front of the University of Santo Tomas, to the Quezon City border.

Setting up Wi-Fi hotspot terminals the University Belt (U-Belt) environment to benefit students. In addition to free internet access will also be installed additional CCTV cameras around the U-Belt to ensure the safety of students.

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