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PLDT Enterprise has enabled the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Cebu City to launch free public Wi-Fi services in 50 barangays, boosting the city's initiatives to enhance its citizens' access to information and other government services.

Free Wi-Fi connections have been installed in strategic locations with high foot traffic around the city, such as barangay halls, barangay gyms and other key areas. Apart from fiber broadband internet, PLDT Enterprise is also powering Cebu City using a cloud-managed access point that allows the monitoring of real-time alerts in case of any connectivity issues.

"We are fully supportive of the local government of Cebu City's digital aspirations, and we are happy to be their trusted partner in helping improve the experience of their constituents, especially in maximizing the city's digitally enabled services. With their barangay Wifi project, no constituent in Cebu City will be left behind," said Assistant Vice President and Head of Customer Relationship Management in Visayas and Mindanao, Kent De La Calzada.

The established partnership between PLDT Enterprise and the LGU of Cebu City has long enabled the city's digital transformation, serving residents by helping them welcome their digital lifestyles while also revolutionizing other sectors like business, education, banking, agriculture and such.

This support illustrates PLDT and Smart's continued efforts to power more cities and help them achieve digital transformation through PLDT and Smart's integrated fixed and wireless networks. These initiatives are also aligned with the focus areas of the government-mandated Private Sector Advisory Council's (PSAC) Digital Infrastructure pillar, particularly the accelerated rollout of internet infrastructure. These also support Go Digital Pilipinas, a PSAC-backed movement that heeds the call of the government to address the risk of a digital divide by promoting digital literacy and creating a sustainable digital ecosystem.

Moreover, these also contribute to the PLDT Group's endeavors to bring connectivity to all and to anchor initiatives on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly on SDG No. 9 — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure — as well as reinforce PLDT's commitment to its aspirational multi-year transformation, with elevating customer experience as one of the main priorities.

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