PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have signed an agreement with Batangas State University (BatStateU) to provide connectivity solutions to the institution’s students and faculty.
By the fourth quarter of the year, fast, reliable, and fiber-powered Smart WiFi will be rolled out across the eight campuses of BatStateU located in Nasugbu, Alangilan, Lemery, Lipa, Rosario, Pablo Borbon, Malvar, and Balayan in anticipation of the resumption of in-person instruction.
The school administration is designing a blended learning approach in which half of the classes will be conducted virtually, while the other half will be held face-to-face.
“In preparation for the return of our students to school, this free WiFi service is a significant addition to our existing bandwidth capacity. Not only that, it also addresses the challenge of connecting the many different campuses of Batangas State University in the midst of the New Normal,” said Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, BatStateU president.