La Union hosts high speed internet infrastructure
La Union is known as the surfing capital of Northern Luzon. Now the province will also be known as one of the hosts of Luzon’s landing stations for internet infrastructure.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the City of San Fernando in La Union had signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of a high speed broadband infrastructure along the city’s seawaters.
The project is part of the government’s promise to give more Filipinos wider access to internet at faster rates for, Roque said.
“The government initiative for the Luzon bypass information, infrastructure project, the first of its kind, which aims to lower the cost of government internet connectivity while providing an ultra-speed internet backbone for the whole country by 2019,”
The project “would likewise support our free public Wi-Fi project,” Roque added.
The DICT is spearheading the government’s P77.9 billion national broadband plan that aims to provide internett services to all households in the country by 2020.