The Quezon City government has tapped Eastern Communications’ Internet Direct Service (IDS) to provide free Wi-Fi to the public. WiKonek offers free daily data allocation up to 50MB, sufficient for browsing, messaging, e-mailing, watching videos, or online studying.
After using up the free allocation, users may opt to avail themselves additional data for as low as P1 through the coin slot. The city government is planning to install a minimum of 1,000 WiKonek within Quezon City, prioritizing unserved, underserved, high-density, and high-foot traffic areas.
WiKonek is a collaborative project led by the Community WiFi Advocates (CWA) consortium and the Quezon City.
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Present during the launch are Eastern Communications head of Enterprise Marketing Gian Carlo Conde, head of Marketing Division Jedrek Estanislao, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, and Eastern Communications cluster head Jenny Velasco, and Head of Sales Michael Castañeda. The launch was held at the city’s first “WiKonek,” a Freemium Community WiFi located in Payatas, Quezon City.
The initiative is launched to ensure the availability and accessibility to reliable and secure internet access suitable to the needs of the QCitizens.
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