August 7, 2017

MRT commuters can now access internet through EDSA Free Wi-Fi Project

Free internet access in public areas can now be experienced in EDSA 

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) leads the inauguration of the ‘EDSA Wi-Fi’ project for commuters along EDSA to foster connectivity and improve public access to the Internet. 

The NTC’s National Capital Region Office conducted internet speed tests via OOKLA on July 6 to 7, which showed average download and upload speeds of 156.6Mbps and 135.8Mbps, respectively.

The highest recorded download speed was 325.48 Mbps in Ortigas station and the highest recorded upload speed was 310.57 Mbps in Magallanes station.

In stations with the most number of commuters, namely Taft Avenue, North Avenue, Cubao, Ayala and Shaw Boulevard, the monitoring report indicated that download speed ranged from 106 Mbps to 208 Mbps, while upload speed hit 82 Mbps to 167 Mbps. 

Started with airports in key cities approximately 230,000 commuters are now benefiting from EDSA Free Wi-Fi Project in 13 Metro Rail Transit Line 3 stations.

Working with the DICT on the EDSA Free Wi-Fi project are the NTC, the DOTr MRT 3, Metro Rail Transit Development Corp., Light Rail Transit Authority, Light Rail Manila Corp., Metro Manila Development Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, Manila Electric Co., Philippine Reclamation Authority, the local government units of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay and Quezon City, A&A, PLDT-Smart and Globe.

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