200 Mbps free Wi-Fi available at city port starting this week

The installation of a high-speed Wi-Fi system at the Tagbilaran City port hit a snag as technical complications arose but the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) assured that these have been resolved and that the free service will be available within the week.

James Gantalao, city PPA manager, said that the installation of the Wi-Fi system is nearing completion as equipment are already being put up by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.

Gantalao previously noted that they were expecting to have the internet system set up within the month of August, prompting him to ask for the public’s patience following the slight delay.

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He said that the 200-Mbps Wi-Fi would be available for the public’s use starting September 10, 2016.

This can be accessed not just inside the passenger terminal, but also in other areas of the tourist port.

According to Gantalao, the PPA is currently preparing regulations for the use of the free Wi-Fi for security purposes.

In the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol in 2013, the PPA has been improving services and facilities of the city port which was damaged by the said calamity.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte had also vowed to put up free Wi-Fi hotspots in public places such as bus terminals, airports and seaports.

Other than the city pier, seaports in Tubigon and Jagna also offer free Wi-Fi to passengers. (Rey Tutas)



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