Globe WiMax Powers Cebu Schools

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I’ve learned about this news weeks ago, but I just received the soft copy of the Press Release last night.
Anyway, this is good news for everyone as the premiere telecommunication service provider in the Philippines is now powering several schools here in Cebu (six to be exact) with WiMax – a latest broadband technology.

Press Release:

As part of its vision to be the leader in ICT for education, Globe, a premier telecommunications services provider in the Philippines, is connecting six new elementary schools in Cebu City to WiMAX, the high speed mobile broadband internet of Globe through its Internet in Schools Program (ISP).

The schools to be connected to Globe WiMAX are Banilad Elementary School, Barrio Luz Elementary School, City Central Elementary School, Kamputhaw Elementary School, Lahug Elementary School, and Zapatera Elementary School. All the schools are located in Cebu City.

With the high speed internet connection of WiMAX, students including teachers will have easy access to a wide range of information useful in enhancing the learning process. An ISP launch and turnover ceremony will be held at the Zapatera Elementary School on March 17, 2010.

ISP is one of the major education initiatives of Globe utilizing Globe Broadband to provide free internet for one year to applicable public schools all over the country. Through ISP, Globe continues to prepare young Filipinos to be globally competitive by introducing them to internet literacy skills and opening doors to a wide range of information available on the internet. ISP is also one of the programs spearheaded by Globe in response to the nationwide program, Gearing Up Internet Literacy & Access for Students (GILAS).

Through the years, Globe ISP has utilized the latest in broadband technology such as WiMAX (Wireless Inter-Operability for Microwave Access) for use in the classrooms.

WiMAX is the newest and cutting-edge wireless broadband technology offering by Globe. WiMAX has improved reach versus other wireless technologies as WIMAX covers greater distances and is 33% faster and 25% more affordable than other broadband providers. Through WiMAX’s larger coverage and higher bandwidth performance, internet has now become available to previously unserviceable areas.

The Globe WIMAX network is the first and largest mobile WIMAX network in Southeast Asia to date. Globe WiMAX now covers more than a hundred key broadband markets nationwide and continues to get rapid subscriber take up. In addition, WIMAX has consistently high satisfaction rating among subscribers and is currently the most stable and reliable wireless broadband technology commercially available today.

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