Aboitiz InfraCapital, Globe team up to provide affordable internet

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GLOBE Telecom and Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC), the infrastructure arm of the Aboitiz Group, join forces in accelerating the availability of community broadband access in select barangays in Davao and Cebu, through the former’s KonekTayo WiFi service.

Formerly known as KapitWiFi, KonekTayo WiFi is a fast and secure community WiFi service that aims to provide households with affordable internet.

With KonekTayo WiFi, customers simply need to connect to a KonekTayoWiFi hotspot, purchase a promo and surf all day.

“Our focus is always to serve and empower Filipino families and communities, particularly those with limited resources. KonekTayo WiFi promises the affordability, accessibility and ease of use that most low-income Filipino homes need. And this partnership with AIC strongly complements our efforts to boost network capacity and coverage through infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner,” said Ernest Cu, Globe president and chief executive officer (CEO).

“We are pleased to be working with Globe on this innovative project that aims to make the internet accessible to underserved Filipinos in different parts of the country. This new partnership is consistent with our commitment to help uplift lives through better infrastructure, especially amidst the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Cosette Canilao, Aboitiz InfraCapital president and CEO.

Using AIC’s existing pole network located in the said areas, KonekTayo WiFi will be deployed for fast and reliable internet within communities, allowing customers to access KonekTayo WiFi from their homes.

To use the service, a customer simply has to connect their WiFi-enabled device, register their mobile number, and purchase a KonekTayo WiFi package which starts for as low as P15 for 1GB, valid for one day.

As of this year, the KonekTayo WiFi is present in select residential areas in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Cebu, Tacloban and Iloilo, with plans of more rollouts nationwide in 2021. (PR)