Results for - Daily Debate: Should more countries give access to free Wi-Fi nationwide?
The Philippines is planning to implement free Wi-Fi services to half of its cities this year and nationwide coverage by end-2016. The new free Internet service will cost about 1.5 billion pesos ($32 million US) a year. It will be available in public schools, hospitals, airports and parks. The government's focus is on areas that don't have internet access.
The government's free Wi-Fi does have its limitations, speed is capped at 256 kilobits per second which is only enough for basic searches and access to social media. Singapore has already started a free wireless service in 2006 and now offers speeds of 2 megabits per second.