Smart Communications Inc, a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, recently signed an agreement with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treňas to deploy free WiFi services via Google Station in key public areas. These include the Iloilo City Hall, Iloilo River Esplanade, Cultural Heritage Tourism Zones of Jaro Plaza, Molo Plaza, and Plaza Libertad, as well as district plazas.
“Through this partnership with Iloilo City, we aim to further boost the efforts of Mayor Treñas and his team in leveling up Iloilo into one of the country’s premier cities, and support the local government’s various programs to uplift the quality of life of its citizens through enhanced public safety and security, education, health, and livelihood services,” states Alfredo Panlilio President and Chief Executive Officer of Smart and Chief Revenue Officer of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, PLDT.
“Our continuing roll-out of Google Station nationwide is a testament to PLDT-Smart’s sustained efforts in making high-quality and reliable connectivity available to more Filipinos across the country. “We look forward to working with Iloilo City Government in serving Ilonggos with fast, free and open Wi-Fi connections in City Hall, as well as in cultural heritage tourism spots across the city,” states Juan Victor I. Hernandez, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise for PLDT and Smart.
To date, Smart WiFi service is now available in government offices and in regional offices. Moreover, Google Stations are installed in transportation hubs, hospitals, tertiary schools, and malls.