In a bid to make Internet accessible to all Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Globe Telecom launched the School Bus WiFi program in Manila City today, which serves as a stepping stone to provide fast, reliable, and affordable home internet connectivity in underserved markets in the locality.
Globe deployed school buses equipped with special antennas that will broadcast KonekTayo WiFi signal from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday in areas Pasaje del Carmen St., Remigio St., 853 Gonzalo Gil Puyat St., 924 Bilibid Viejo St., Tomas Mapua St., Alfonso Mendoza St., Dalupan St., Oroqueta St., and Basco St.
Public school students and teachers who received SIM cards from Globe can access the WiFi service for free in the first hour and extends support to school bus operators who had been affected by the pandemic.
Formerly known as KapitWiFi, KonekTayo WiFi is a community WiFi service designed to offer households with affordable internet. The School Bus WiFi campaign is part of KonekTayo WiFi’s bigger purpose of making internet connectivity more accessible for underserved families and communities across the country. The service does not require device cashouts monthly fees nor modems.
Customers only require to connect to a KonekTayoWiFi hotspot, purchase a promo, and surf all day. Students or people who work from home can avail of the KonekTayo WiFi service for as low as P15 a day.