Free high-speed internet now available for LTO 7 clients

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THOSE with transactions at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 can now avail themselves of the high-speed internet at its Malasakit Service Center on N. Bacalso Ave. in Cebu City for free.

This, after the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) completed the installation of the free high-speed internet in the LTO 7 office.

In September 2020, LTO 7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec and DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan signed the memorandum of agreement between the two agencies to provide better services to the public.

DICT, which is implementing the Government Network (GovNet), aims to help address the basic needs of the government for transparency, efficiency and effective governance through ICT.

Under the agreement, DICT shall provide up to one gigabit per second (Gbps) connection access to the GovNet network of LTO 7.

“We have tested the speed and it is incredible, our transacting public or anyone who needs an internet connection can connect to the available WiFi with a 500mbps speed,” said Caindec.

DICT has provided LTO 7 with two service providers for the high-speed connection, one that the public can use while the other is dedicated for the employees internally.

“As I have mentioned, this partnership is significant to LTO’s Management Information System. Through this, we can have a faster and integrated network, in a way we can deliver fast services to the public,” Caindec said.

The director also thanked DICT, Secretary Honasan and DICT Visayas Cluster 2 OIC regional director Frederick Amores for giving priority to the connection to the first LTO Malasakit Service Center in the country.

“We are proud to say that we have the first LTO Malasakit Service Center with an amazing high-speed internet that is open to all,” said Caindec.

The LTO 7 Malasakit Center has the full capacity of services such as the Malasakit Licensing Office, Drivers Education Center, a legal research library and an e-learning portal.

“The main benefit of GovNet to government agencies is lower cost of internet services and faster data transfers for government-to-government communications,” read the DICT’s website.

GovNet is part of the E-Government Master Plan of the DICT that aims in building the fiber-to-the-building connection for government agencies, schools, local government units and hospitals in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. (PR)