DICT, UNDP and PLDT roll-out public Wi-Fi to 220 Philippine state universities and colleges

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and PLDT partner to roll out the massive public Wi-Fi access to 220 state universities and colleges across the country.

Launched at the Bulacan Polytechnic College in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan with a simultaneous online screening at Nueva Vizcaya State University on June 7. Also included in the program are major state universities such as Bulacan State University, Bacolod City College, Bukidnon State University, among others.

Despite the pandemic, the program progressed with the installation of equipment in key areas at the beginning of the year.

The activation of the free Wi-Fi access points will boost the online and blended learning programs of the education sector and support the connectivity requirements of faculty and academe.

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This initiative highlights PLDT and Smart’s advocacy for digital inclusion through technology and promotes #NoLearnerLeftBehind. It also underscores PLDT’s commitment to helping the Philippines achieve UNSDG 4 on Inclusive Quality Education.

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