Davao City Hall, parks now Wi-Fi hotspots

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People's Park in Davao City is just one of the places locals can access free Wi-Fi.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Davao City's public parks and city hall building are now free Wi-Fi hotspots.

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), in partnership with the City Information and Technology Center (CITC), launched the program in time for the city's celebration of Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, which is held every third week of August.

Free Wi-Fi can be accessed at the city hall building, People's Park, Osmeña Park, Quezon Park, and Rizal Park in Davao City.

CITC Chief Ricarte Franco said a user can enjoy up to 100 MB of free data daily. After consuming the allocation, data connection will end. A user must wait for the next day for another 100 MB data allocation.

Pornographic sites are banned. For the city hall access, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networking sites will not be accessible.

Franco said the Davao City is among the first local government units chosen for the national government's free internet access project "Juan Konek."

The modem and internet connectivity is provided by the DICT, while the CITC is tasked to secure the equipment, provide power connection, and provide a technical person for the Wi-Fi operation and maintenance.