Teachers and learners of the Paoay East Central Elementary School (PECES) are excited about the upcoming installation of Starlink Internet, a satellite Internet constellation operated by SpaceX. The installation of this faster Internet connection was made possible through the intervention of Senator Loren Legarda.
The PECES head, Roberto Cachero, expressed gratitude to Senator Legarda for spearheading the installation of Starlink Internet in their school. With this new broadband system, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in online meetings and seminars, while students will benefit from improved educational opportunities.
The slow Internet speed in the school has been a hindrance to streaming videos and using multiple devices for teaching and learning. To address this, Senator Legarda offered the installation of Starlink, a cutting-edge technology provider that offers fast and accessible Internet connectivity to remote areas.
In a statement, Legarda emphasized her commitment to ensuring that every Filipino student has access to quality education, regardless of their location. The installation of Starlink Internet is a significant step towards bridging the digital divide and empowering students across the country.
Starlink offers a bandwidth of 350 megabytes per second, enabling users to upload and download files, stream videos, and participate in online classes more smoothly. It also provides low latency, which is beneficial for video conferencing and other real-time applications.
This initiative is part of a collaboration between the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and SpaceX to boost Internet connectivity in schools. Previously, the Mariano Marcos State University – Currimao Campus partnered with SpaceX for the pioneering installation of Starlink Internet.
The installation of this new Internet broadband system in PECES is expected to greatly enhance digital connectivity and open up new possibilities for teaching and learning.