LINKod Kabitenyo Free WiFi Network Across Cavite Goes Live! Here's The Registration Procedure

I'm not really fond of praising government officials or agencies for doing something positive for their constituents as I feel like it's all part of the job -- but I do know when to give credit where credit is due.

That said, I want to recognize the efforts of Cavite Governor Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla, Ms. Camille del Rosario - Information Technology Officer of the said province, and all of the people involved in the planning and implementation of LINKod Kabitenyo. Job well done, guys! If you ask me, this is one of the most valuable, useful, and timely projects that any local government was able to mount this year.

Via this program, residents and guests in 8 cities and municipalities that have the largest percentage of Cavite's population, namely, Bacoor, Imus, DasmariƱas, General Trias, Silang, Tanza, Rosario, and Trece Martires City will finally have access to a free WiFi network with speeds of up to 1GBps! (And I heard there are even plans to increase it to 3GBps -- though I'm not holding my breath for it.)

Earlier this week, LINKod Kabitenyo officially went live; Making Cavite the very first province and local government in the Philippines to offer such service.

If you're in Cavite, here's the seven-step procedure that you need to follow to acccess the Free WiFi network using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop:

Free WiFi Cavite

Free WiFi Cavite

Free WiFi Cavite

Basically, you just need to turn on WiFi on your device, let it sniff out 'LINKod Kabitenyo' network, connect to it, and register or sign-in as a regular user or guest on the official Log-In Page that automatically pops out as soon as your connection is established. It's very easy! In fact, it's almost the same as the process that SM Supermalls and some hotels are implementing on their own Free WiFi network -- so it's already familiar.

Good for Cavite and all CaviteƱos, right?! I really have to hand it to their leaders -- at least, in this regard. Heck, I can't believe we still don't have something like this in Metro Manila; Frankly, I'm a bit jealous.

I just hope other provinces and local governments across the archipelago would soon follow Cavite's example -- especially since the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has a budget of Php 1.4 Billion to build and maintain a nationwide free WiFi network. We have the money; All we need are leaders who will be proactive about the implementation of the project.