The City government of Angeles City through the effort of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. will be providing free Internet for all Angeleños.
IC Calaguas, Chief Adviser and Tactician of Lazatin Jr. in a meeting held recently, with the representative of Pil-Chi Telecoms Inc., the internet provider; said 772 satellite is now being installed throughout the City for free Wifi Internet for all residents of Angeles City in Pampanga.
Pil-Chi Telecoms Incorporated, a Chinese group-owned telecommunication company, will be in partnership with local provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
Calaguas explained that originally the plan is for free Wifi Internet access for all students but Mayor Lazatin ordered free internet access to all instead.
“For students, the City Government will issue Internet Access cards, meaning they will have their own access strictly for learning. Para mas mabilis ang access nila,” Calaguas said.
She said that the internet access with cards will be distributed together with the tablets purchased by Lazatin for public school students from Grades 4 to 12 and the 3,200 students of the City College.
Calaguas was also the head of the Angeles City Information Communication Technology Division way back in 2001 during the time of Mayor Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin.
The full computerization of the City Government revenue offices was also certified as ISO 9001:2000 in 2002, the first LGU outside Metro Manila to receive the certification.
Pil-Chi vowed to finish the installation of satellite by the first week of October before the classes starts.
Lazatin allocated a total of P161 Million for the tablets of 48,000 public school students and P15 million for the tablet of CCA students.
It was learned that the said project allocated by the City government to Chinese private firm is worth P20 million.
Pil-Chi offers wireless broadband services, which is running on 1.2 GHz Ku band frequency approved by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).