On January 26, 2021, the 3rd satellite antenna in Miarayon, Bukidnon is connected online! With the satellite Internet, St. Therese School of Miarayon can now conduct online classes for students and training for teachers.

Miarayon is located at 1,500 meters above sea level between Kalatungan and Kitanglad mountain ranges. Because of its location, there’s no cellular signal of any kind. With the satellite internet, St. Therese School of Miarayon is no longer cut off from the rest of the world and they can now conduct online classes for students and training for teachers using a stable 35 Mbps connectivity. Even the surrounding community can benefit from this application of space technology to provide immediate and rapid solutions to bridge the digital divide!

We’ll continue bringing the benefits of satellite technology to Mindanao in the coming weeks! Hopefully, we’ll have all 12 sites operational by mid-March. Afterward, on to an upcoming project (keeping fingers crossed) of bringing this to the rest of the Philippines!

Rogel Mari Sese

#ACCESSMindanao is a program from Ateneo de Davao University that aims to establish a network of schools, hospitals, businesses, and communities that are linked to the Internet through satellites to provide connectivity to remote and isolated communities throughout the BARMM and Mindanao.

Continue to read the full article about ACCESS Mindanao here.

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