The province of Antique is in the good grace of the country’s push for digitalization as it sees itself becoming a recipient of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)’s ‘Broadband ng Masa’ program.

Launched on Friday, March 3, the government-led program was a result of the cooperation between the DICT as well as Senator Loren Legarda, which is regarded as another milestone in the scheme since its implementation.

Via the initiative, various campuses of the University of Antique as well as many areas of the province, which include the community areas of the aborigines, will gain access to the internet with the installation of free Wi-Fi sites.

The campuses include Caluya, Hamtic, Libertad, Sibalom, and Tario-Lim Memorial.

Speaking amid the ceremony, DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy claims that ‘digital transformation’ will play a significant importance in the country’s development ‘in the next six years’ and that the ‘Broadband ng Masa’ will be central to that goal.

Furthermore, Uy stated that as many as ‘150 free Wi-Fi sites’ will proliferate in the province during the ‘initial stages’ but more should be expected as the effort strives to connect more barangays in the coming years.

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