Philippines to Roll Out Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service by 2016

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  • Wi-Fi network to push PLDT, Globe Telecom to improve services
  • Initiative comes as lawmakers probe slow Internet connection

The Philippines is planning free Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end-2016, limiting the data revenue prospects for Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Globe Telecom Inc.

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