Globe Telecom Inc. said over the weekend it was tapped by Summerhills Home Development Corp. (SHDC) for the provision of Internet connectivity for 4,500 households in Batangas.
Globe said it has deployed KonekTayo WiFi, a community WiFi service that provides households with an affordable internet connection without the need for a modem, postpaid subscription, or mobile data.
“Working with SHDC is another milestone for Globe and KonekTayo WiFi to make reliable and affordable connectivity accessible to more Filipino households. With the enduring need for accessible connectivity, our efforts to connect more Filipino families also continue. We’re grateful to have the collaborative support of SHDC to make this happen in various locations in Batangas,” said Janis Racpan, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Globe Digital Solutions Group.
SHDC is the socialized housing arm of SM Property group. Beneficiaries of the KonekTayo WiFi are the residents of three housing projects in Sta. Teresita, Sta. Tomas, Batangas.
Following the project in Batangas, Racpan said Globe aims to “speed up local deployments of KonekTayo WiFi in other parts of the Philippines to reach and support more Filipinos.”
Globe is strengthening its Internet connectivity business as the pandemic continues to force Filipinos to work and study at home.