Globe partners with NHA to provide affordable WiFi in 100 resettlement sites

MANILA, Philippines – In its effort to assist underprivileged families struggling with the challenges of connectivity, Globe has partnered with the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) to provide KonekTayoWiFi in 100 resettlement sites in the Philippines.

A fast and secure community WiFi service, KonekTayoWiFi gives households affordable internet services without the need for mobile data, postpaid subscription or a modem. Beneficiaries can simply connect to the service and avail of prepaid data package that fits their budget.

(L-R) Globe CEO and President Ernest Cu, NHA Asst. GM Engr. Victor Balba, and DHSUD Undersecretary Atty. Marilyn Pintor virtually launches Globe KonekTayo WiFi in NHA.

The KonekTayoWiFi program will benefit 40,000 households within a year, particularly families struggling to cope with work-from-home arrangements and distance learning.

During its launch on Monday, June 21, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said: "We are grateful for this partnership with the NHA and will work with them to fulfill their core mission to promote decent, liveable, and resilient homes for all Filipinos, through low-cost and reliable internet connectivity."

KonekTayo Wifi is already available in the following NHA communities:
  • Disiplina Village I- Ugong, Valenzuela
  • Disiplina Village II- Bignay, Valenzuela
  • Paradise Heights - Tondo, Manila
  • Vitas LRB - Tondo, Manila
  • Malabon Homes in Malabon
  • Lanit River Plains in Iloilo
  • Greendale Residences - Tacloban, Leyte
  • Guadalupe Heights - Tacloban, Leyte
  • St Francis St Francis Village - Tacloban, Leyte
  • North Hill Arbours - Tacloban, Leyte
  • Paraiso Heights - Sagay, Negros Occidental

It will soon be accessible in other select NHA communities all over the Philippines.

Aside from providing WiFi services, Globe will hold ambassador training for the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) for communities as well as carry out eWaste Zero Program in several NHA sites.

“With more affordable connectivity, NHA beneficiaries are now empowered to get equal access to information and the modern economy, equal opportunities for education, and equal chances for productivity and livelihood,” Cu said during the launch.

— Mini, The Summit Express

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