MANILA, Philippines - The Makati City Hall became a free wi-fi “hotspot” Thursday as part of the city’s plan into becoming the country’s first “wi-fi city.”
Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay said the transformation of the Makati City Hall into a free hotspot will be followed by the installation of free wi-fi access in all the city’s 33 barangays.
Binay said the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the city’s partner and Internet service provider for the project.
“We are laying the foundation for transforming Makati into the country’s first wireless city. We recognize that embracing modern technology is the fastest way to achieve inclusive progress and equitable growth in this age of globalization,” Binay said.