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DICT Surveys City for Free WI-FI Project

City Administrator Atty. Estefanio S. Libutan Jr led the meeting with DICT-Negros Occinental Field Office during its
implementation of DICT Free-WIFI Project with the city. The meeting was attended by ITCSO head IT Officer 2 Joseph
Binghay with his staff and CPDC staff Joseph Jan Lobaton, November 15

Representatives of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) - Negros Occidental visited San Carlos City, Nov. 15 to survey the area for the planning stage of the Free Wi-Fi Project in the city.

Engr. Mary Jane Maravilla, Information Technology Officer I of DICT – Neg. Occ. said the Free WI-FI is a joint project of the province, DICT and San Carlos City-LGU with the purpose of providing free internet access to people in public places.
She also mentioned that San Carlos City is among the 9 cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental prioritized in this project.
She added that they have identified 116 public sites while the LGU – San Carlos would be prioritizing the 18 Barangay Halls, Tech4Ed Centers and other significant public places since these areas are already capable for easier access for the installation where estimate cost of the project can also be made easy.
Maravilla said that as of now they are trying to resolve certain issues and challenges such as areas which aren’t accessible for huge trucks that will be used during the installation and low-lying areas that might affect the internet connection.
City Administrator Atty. Estefanio S. Libutan Jr. together with Engr. Joseph A. Binghay, Information Technology Officer and Head of Information Technology & Computer Services Office (ITCSO) and staffs of the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office (CPDCO) were present during the discussion relating to the process of the project and installation.
Engr. Rovic Saison, Engineer II, Jay Alfaras, Engr 1 and Jose Rafael Lito Gayares of DICT – Negros Occidental were also present during the short meeting.