After airports, it seems like the government is looking to offer free, fast WiFi to local transport hubs (like FX terminals and bus stations) – the Department of Transportation has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Communications Inc. that will give passengers in major transport hubs nationwide access to free WiFi at no cost to the government.
“Passengers will now enjoy free WiFi connections during their stay in various transport hubs. We aim to provide high standards and better services to the public,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.
“We thank our partner, Smart, for supporting the government’s thrust to make passengers’ travel experience more comfortable, convenient and connected,” Tugade added.
Under the MOU, Smart Wifi will be strengthened in major airports across the country, and deployed at seaports and bus terminals to serve millions of users.
Wireless data connectivity will also be available to commuters inside the station platforms, and light railway vehicle (LRV) as well as on the street level of the entire lines of MRT3, and LRT 1 and 2.