Yesterday, I was given a different perspective on the government’s plan to create a broadband network.
Two things that struck me.
1) It could potentially create IT jobs for local Philippine companies.
And 2) It will make things efficient.
If done properly, I was told that a government broadband network linking agencies could make communication and information between government agencies faster. How I understood the pitch— Agency A could potentially call Agency B, on a query based on say, a driver’s ID. It could say if your SSS dues were paid, or your GSIS benefits are good, or your Pag-Ibig housing loan is up to spec. This is the efficiency part.
Then there is the potential that Filipino companies could benefit. It could create more IT jobs because of the massive development work needed to build the infrastructure itself. Which, ergo is a plus for the economy.
What do you think?
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