Around the world, public Wi-Fi networks are popping up in places that no one would have ever expected just 10 years ago. Some spots, like NFL stadiums might have seemed to have been too big and too unseemly in the past, but it also seemed like something that would have a fix eventually. But there are probably very few people who really ever expected to see Wi-Fi networks being offered up in the waiting sheds that are laid out for commuters in Manila.
Lo and behold, those facilities now do offer a free Wi-Fi network in order to battle the boredom that comes along with waiting for a bus. In just a few more weeks, there will apparently be 12 different sheds that are all geared toward helping people pass the time a little better. These sheds will be put in strategic spots in Manila and will be a step up in helping officials revamp the public image of the city.
Public areas around the world seem to be taking a longer look at offering up free Wi-Fi as a way to help people get through their days just a little better. In New Zealand, the country’s best ski areas are offering up free Wi-Fi networks so that people can log onto the Net and stay in touch, even when they are hitting the slopes for a couple of hours.
It seems as if the reaction to Manila’s announced plan seems to be that of “wait and see.” While city officials are saying this is going to be a long-term change, some citizens appear a bit skeptical. Along with the Wi-Fi networks at these sheds, there will also be CCTV cameras installed. These are in place in order to monitor incidents and try to keep crime rates down.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson