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Friday, August 04, 2017

Now It's a LAW! Duterte Approves Free Internet Access in Public Places

Providing accessible and fast internet to Filipino people was one of the promises given by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first State of the Nation Address in 2016.  A year later, he signed Republic Act 10929 or Free Internet Access Program where Filipinos can expect to have a free access to the internet in any public establishment in the Philippines.  The new law "aims to promote knowledge building among citizens and enable them to participate and compete in evolving information and communication age.”

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Providing accessible and fast internet to Filipino people was one of the promises given by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first State of the Nation Address in 2016.

A year later, he signed Republic Act 10929 or Free Internet Access Program where Filipinos can expect to have a free access to the internet in any public establishment in the Philippines.

The new law "aims to promote knowledge building among citizens and enable them to participate and compete in evolving information and communication age.”




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Under the law, the Department of Information and Communication Technology is mandated to make sure that there is a free internet service in public places such as the following:
  • National and local government offices
  • Public basic education institutions
  • Public hospitals, health centers, and rural health units
  • Public parks, plazas, libraries, and barangay reading centers
  • Public airports and seaports
  • Public transport terminals

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Unde the law, the internet should be present in main areas of rooms where internet access is expected and these areas are:
  • Computer laboratories and libraries in public basic education institutions and state universities and colleges
  • Main lobbies, hallways of public buildings or transport terminals
  • Assembly points in public parks, hospitals, and health centers
The law requires that signages indicate free Wi-Fi be placed in conspicuous parts of the area.

Minimum internet speed each user should experience is 2 Mbps and will be increased up to 10 Mbps by the year 2020.

It is stated that under the free internet program, access to pornographic websites shall be prohibited and standards will be established to protect the rights and welfare of children.




(Here's the copy of the signed law - Republic Act 10929 or Free Internet Access In All Public Places Act)

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