Remote towns in Nueva Ecija now using VOIP service

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By Alexander Villafania
The Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (OPAPA) and the Muñoz Science Cybercity in Nueva Ecija have installed barangay-level voice-over-Internet protocol (VOIP) connection in three remote towns in Nueva Ecija as part of a nationwide connectivity program for agricultural locations.

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Barangays Linglingay, Rang Ayan and Villa Isla in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija were connected to the “Telepono sa Barangay” project, which is itself associated to OPAPA’s parent project called the Knowledge Networking Towards Enterprising Agricultural Community (K-AGRINET).

This project seeks to organize all agricultural communities and link them to a wide area network for researchers and farming groups nationwide.

The Internet link for the three remote barangays was provided by the Philippine Rice Research Institute facility in Nueva Ecija, beamed 9.3 kilometers to the Bureau of Post-harvest Research Training and Extension access points, which in turn transmits the VOIP signal to the three barangays.