Google to provide free Wi-Fi in the Philippines

Initial project includes 50 locations by the end of February

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Google to supply free Wi-Fi in the Philippines (screenshot from Google Philippines Twitter account)

Google to supply free Wi-Fi in the Philippines (screenshot from Google Philippines Twitter account)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Google will provide free Wi-Fi hotspots to 50 locations in the Philippines by the end of next month, reports said Thursday.

Its Google Station program already operates free Internet at bus stations and airports in countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, India and Mexico, website Android Authority reported.

While most of the 50 areas in the Philippines will be concentrated in the capital Manila and in Quezon City, more remote or underserved locations would be covered later in the year, according to the report.

The free Internet sessions will each last 30 minutes, after which users will be asked to sign in again.

Google cooperated on the project with PLDT Inc. and with Smart Communications, while British-Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever partnered for the ads, Android Authority reported.