The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will be finally conducting the pilot test of the National Fiber Backbone this November-December 2018 which will showcase high-speed internet to Government Network (GovNet) and Pipol Konek Free Wi-Fi in Public Places beneficiaries.
Being part of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the pilot project testing will involve lighting up portions of the 6,154-kilometer dark fiber network of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
According to DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr., seven point-to-point routes in Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Batangas, Mindoro, Albay, Camarines Sur, Cagayan, and Bohol were identified for the pilot project.
Among the selected public places for the free wifi include public schools, public parks and plazas, public libraries, state universities and colleges, government offices, government hospitals, airports, seaports and train stations nationwide.
It can be recalled that last June 8, 2018, the DICT signed a Tripartite Agreement with NGCP and the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) for the utilization of the National Fiber Backbone. LINK below.
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