The Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT) held up its end of the deal as Wi-Fi equipment was delivered early in July for Cebu Technological University (CTU) Tabogon.
The letter dated June 24, 2019 addressed to DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. through cluster 2 Assistant Director Leo Cipriano Urbiztondo Jr., finally came into fruition, making Tabogon another wi-fi zone like many other areas in the country that already received the 4- access-point public Wi-Fi.
Ligowave.com describes it as a wireless network device for “extending the coverage of an existing network and for increasing the number of users that can connect to it.”
As requested by campus focal person, Rolina Paran, the equipment came ahead of the connectivity kits guaranteed by the university for CTU students and teachers.
CTU Tabogon Director Ruben Ungui and Mayor Zigfried Duterte backed the plan which could supplement that of the institution in favor of the blended instruction starting September.
Paran said that access restriction to non-educational sites would be imposed and the regular changing of passwords to ensure that students would not downplay the purpose of accessing the Wi-Fi, which is to primarily aid them in school works.
Dr. Levy S. Lepon currently heads CTU Tabogon, one of the three Extension Campuses of CTU Daanbantayan.
The agency’s action is sanctioned by RA 10929 or the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act, seeking to empower Filipinos with free internet connectivity, thereby allowing them to play a role in the digital economy./Nikkithea Beduya/ICPA Daanbantayan