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The Philippines has revealed plans to install 23,100 free Wi-Fi sites to help adapt the country to remote work and education during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Friday that it had earmarked 7.7bn pesos ($155m) to increase the number of free Wi-Fi …

  1. randon8154

    Would probably never known it if theregister hasn't made an article about it, thanks

    Do you known which ISP will be used ? The article don't mention it

  2. Lee D

    $6700 per wifi point.

    Makes me wonder what they're deploying and what they're connected to.

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    2. GrumpyKiwi

      Dunno about you, but when I tried just throwing a WAP into the middle of a road, it didn't provide me with any wireless. I ended up having to attach it to a pole, provide it with electricity and an ethernet connection to the internet. Which might have some costs associated with it like labour/permits/materials. Just saying.

    3. randon8154

      Deleted my previous message : (I though it was 15 M USD instead of 155 M)

      You are right... 6700 USD is overpriced, unless something can explain it...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        That's easy... "gifts" for the friends and relatives of those in charge of it.

        Just like every infrastructure contract in PH.

      2. EnviableOne Silver badge

        depends if its a controller based solution from cisco or not ....

        you want the controllers to talk +$$$$

        you want to do both 2.4 and 5 +$$$$$

        you want it when +$$$$$$$

        you are overseas +$$$$$$$

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