Good News, Travelers: Converge to Provide Free Wi-Fi Access in Major Airports

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( Telecommunications company Converge is set to provide free wi-fi access in major airports in the country, giving passengers more options to connect to the internet while waiting for their flights, the Department of Transportation said today, November 18.

The fiber broadband network provider has sealed an agreement with the DOTr to provide free public wi-fi services in passenger terminals of nine international and domestic airports nationwide.

“This joint project with Converge signifies our commitment to improve the connectivity services in our transport facilities, particularly in our airports. We are launching this initiative to provide connectivity to our passengers through digital technology,” said Transportation Sec. Jaime Bautista in a statement.

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Where can you access Converge's free airport wi-fi?

Converge will provide free public wi-fi services in the arrival and departure areas of the following airports:

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila)
  • Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao)
  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Cebu)

Several airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will also benefit from the project, such as:

  • Bacolod-Silay Airport
  • Iloilo International Airport
  • Laoag International Airport
  • Pagadian Airport
  • Tacloban Airport
  • Zamboanga International Airport

What benefits will passengers get from the project?

Under the DOTr-Converge partnership, passengers will get free and secure internet service for 120 minutes or 2 hours a day per registered user.

The minimum bandwidth speed that passengers will experience is 1GB at 80% service reliability at the arrival and departure areas of the airports' passenger terminal buildings.

Aside from Converge, major telcos Smart and Globe have also been providing free wi-fi access in major airports in the country. 

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