GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. President Ernest L. Cu on Tuesday said village health centers in Makati City, its city hall and the University of Makati will benefit from free WiFi access following the signing of an agreement between the telco and the Makati city government on free internet access.

“Globe Prepaid & TM customers in Makati can enjoy 1GB of free GoWiFi for every registration of GoSAKTO, GoSURF & EasySURF worth P50 and above that they can use in any GoWiFi hotspot in the city,” Mr. Cu was quoted as saying in a news release on Tuesday.

Globe said it will provide free WiFi access via GoWiFi to 27 barangay health centers, inside the Makati City Hall and University of Makati as part of the memorandum of agreement between Globe and Makati City government.

The agreement was signed at the Makati City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Globe said it will install antennas on poles owned by the city government “to improve mobile signal in more than 100 strategic sites wherein the processing of permits will be fast tracked based on the Public Private Partnership agreement approved by the city council.”

Globe’s GoWiFi provides customers with WiFi speeds of up to 100Mbps, depending on the location.

As of the first half, GoWiFi has been accessible in 2,500 sites nationwide, up by 500 sites from 2018, Globe said. — A.L. Balinbin