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Duterte orders DICT to create a National Broadband Plan

In his first State of the Nation Address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he has instructed the Department of Information and Communications Technology to create a National Broadband Plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optic cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed.

“Wi-Fi access shall be provided at no charge in selected public places including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports,” said Duterte.

Duterte also instructed his Cabinet secretaries to make use of computers to hasten delivery of services to the public.

 

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