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DICT to boost Wi-Fi speed up to 55 Mbps

A free Wi-Fi access with a speed of 10 Mbps to 55 Mbps will be available to the public very soon. This was announced by Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) during the department’s first anniversary celebration today (9 June 2017). The DICT will provide faster internet connection to citizens with the launch of the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places (FWPP) project along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on 12 June 2017. The launch is part of the series of activities for this year's National ICT Month. The DICT vows to boost the minimum internet speed of the country to 10 Mbps through its various infrastructure programs. Read More: DICT to boost Wi-Fi speed up to 55 Mbps


DICT 1st anniversary features broadband plan, free wi-fi project, single portal

A year after its creation, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) unveils three projects that are envisioned to provide fast and efficient delivery of government services to citizens throughout the country. On June 23, the DICT will unveil its National Broadband Plan (NBP), reintroduce the free wi-fi project called Pipol Konek, and launch the National Government Portal or gov.ph. The event is part of a series of activities celebrating the National ICT Month 2017, with the theme, “ICT for a Better and Safe Philippines.” Read More: DICT 1st anniversary features broadband plan, free wi-fi project, single portal


PH jumps 14 steps in global open data ranking

The Philippines continued to improve its performance in data openness, jumping 14 places from last year’s 36th out of 92 countries to 22nd out of 115 countries this year, according to the recent Open Data Barometer report. The country also ranks fifth in East Asia and the Pacific, after South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Read More: PH jumps 14 steps in global open data ranking


iGovPhil collaborates with government agencies for Open Data

“Agencies should come together, collaborate, and ultimately make government data usable, searchable, and conveniently accessible to the citizens,” Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said. Usec. Ibrahim urged government agencies present in the Kapihan ng mga Hepe on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, to participate in the initiatives of Open Read More: iGovPhil collaborates with government agencies for Open Data


Government CIOs to discuss future of Open Data

Online government data will be put to good use if the public will be given access to it through a single website, the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) Program has announced. The iGovPhil, through its Open Data Philippines (ODPH) project, will hold a kapihan forum with chief information officers (CIOs) to discuss updates and plans on Read More: Government CIOs to discuss future of Open Data