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Mapping Cebu’s Wi-Fi hotspots

I’ve been meaning to map Cebu’s Wi-Fi hotspots for more than a month now. It is a project that I’ve kept putting off, mainly because of work deadlines and other tasks.

For a while, I planned to set out–and was on the verge of doing so at least twice–and go through 4 or 5 coffee shops and restaurants in a day to find out 1.) whether they provide free Wi-Fi access and 2.) how good the connection is. I am a recidivist coffee drinker, having kicked it out of my system for a few weeks last year, but still, the prospect of a caffeine overdose (not to mention wrecking my poor excuse of a diet) kept stopping me from starting with the Wi-Fi mapping.

Today, I decided to jumpstart the project by mapping access points in Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu in Mactan Island of major Wi-Fi providers (Globe WiZ and Airborne Access for Smart Bro Wi-Fly). This way, I can just add more zones when I eventually start going through the coffee shops and establishments that offer Wi-Fi access. If you know of a good spot, drop me a note here and I’ll add it to the map. To view establishments offering Wi-Fi connectivity, just click on the map icons below. You can zoom into the map by using the tools.

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.