Philippines to Roll-out Nationwide Free WiFi by 2016
Posted @ 9/9/2015 8:45 AM
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The plan could hurt the revenue streams of the nation's largest telecoms.
The Philippines government is set to provide free nationwide coverage to its citizens by 2016. The decision, surely welcomed by the Philippine people, is a worry for wireless carriers that will likely be hurt by a decrease in revenue. Meanwhile, the service will cost the government $32 million per year. Is this a smart move for the country, or should the government leave internet services to independent providers?