Romblon gov stressed over superslow Wifi

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Romblon governor Eduardo Firmalo could not hide his dismay as he questioned the very poor internet connection in the whole province on Wednesday’s launch and presentation of the ICT Roadmap for Mimaropa.

“Tayo ay three years ng discuss ng discuss, walang nangyayari, gusto ko sana….aksyunan na. Kelan tayo magkakaroon ng internet connectivity sa 4th at 5th class municipality and the whole Philippines? Yan ang gusto kong sagot,” Firmalo, as quoted by the RomblonNews, said.

Firmalo raised the issue the same day Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)-Luzon Cluster 3 Director Reynaldo Sy announced that the province will have free wifi connection in all municipalities of Romblon before 2017 ends.

This is in line with the enactment of RA 10929 or the Free Internet Access in Public Spaces Act sponsored and co-authored by Senator Bam Aquino.

Dy also presented the National Broadband Plan of the DICT and the plan to install Fibr Optics nationwide.

Firmalo said they have allotted P1.5 million for a speedy connection in Romblon but the funds remain unused.

Prior to the Romblon-wide installation of free wifi, the DICT earlier tested the free wifi program in five municipalities in the province.

The test, however, failed after the internet service provider delivered only 2mbps internet connection and not the expected 8mbps.

Dy, as reported by the RomblonNews, said the problem might soon be solved in two months.