Congress pushing for Php50 M fine to slow ISPs

Members of Congress are looking into creating or amending existing laws to impose higher penalties to erring Internet Service Providers and telcos if they don’t provide the mandatory quality of service standards.

House Deputy Minority Leader and LPG-MA Rep. Arnel Ty stated that they are looking to impose fines of up to Php50 million if ISPs fail to provide the minimum expected service.

Currently, the NTC regulates telcos and ISP but the outdated law only mandates for Php200 per day if an ISP is found on-compliant.

Back in Pairl, Senator Bam Aquino initiated a Senate Inquiry of the slow state of internet in the Philippines. Last May, the hearing started off with different heads of government departments and telcos were summoned to shed light to the situation (see video here).

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20 Comments on this Post

  1. potaenang mga telco! yung mobile data naten powta ang mahal! para lang sa panahon nung baguhan pa lang yung text messaging, inuulit nila sa mobile data! ok naman ang mobile data cap pero hindi tulad sa ngayon na nakakalokong FUP. powta!!! one giagabyte per day is fair naman para iwas sa mga lokong matakaw mag download! hindi yung one gigabyte per month! ano ba yan! wala pang isang linggo ubos na yan! mga taenang telco!

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  2. Pairl?

    Baka po April?

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  3. dapat lang maparusahan yang mga telco na ang panget ng serbisyo.. mahina na nga ang connection capped pa!? para naman tayong na pork barrel scam nyan

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  4. archie

    Tinanggal na kasi ang PDAF aka pork barrel kaya naghahanap na sila ng other avenues for profit.
    Punyeta kayong mga politician kayo, FOI bill muna para nakikita ng tao ang yaman ninyo at siguradong di ninyo ibubulsa yang mga bago ninyong sideline. Tagal na ng ganyang practice ng internet providers ngayon nyo lang pinansin? Style nyo bulok.

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    • Bulok talaga ang sestima sa Pilipinas. Eto lang ang Gubyernong nangailangan pa ng atensiyon ng Senado at Congreso para malutas lang ang problema tungkol sa kabagalan ng internet. Anong susunod sa Congreso? Creation of Internet Police?? Shame on corrupt politicians. Mag lagay lang ang mga Telcos, wala silang huli.

  5. Yousef

    1 Mbps should be made minimum, like the Netherlands. (Although their internet download speeds NEVER reach the minimum nor go below it)

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  6. ok na saken yung 10mbits/s na minimum internet speed

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    • fatfat

      10 mbits = 1 megabytes po

    • hisairness

      hoy fatfat, tanga ka ba??!megabits ang ginagamit pag gauge ng internet speed, hindi megabytes. ange megabytes ginagamit sa file size bobo kang ugok ka!

    • facepalm

      8 Megabits = 1 Megabyte.
      8 Mb = 1 MB.
      8 Mbps = 1 MBPS.

      Telcos prefer to use the smaller unit (bits) as it gives a Bigger number.

  7. Hen-Sheen

    Telco’s are much more corrupt than the Government itself! They will do everything to protect their “assets”. Spending Taxpayers money for a lousy 1Mbps internet speed is kinda overrated for them isn’t it? In theory, 10Mbps will only be achieved if those lawmakers would push that Nonexistent Anti-Trust bill which would level the playing field of company’s/corporation’s. “I’ve just played Russian Roulette & lost big time!”

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    • The key is a working Anti Trust Bill which will open up market competition plus ‘strict’ enforcement of heavy fines for false or misleading advertisements from any Telco. Most of these companies have no moral and the Gov’t can not legislate morality.

  8. Now if this will push through 50M is a big amount for telcos to swallow, biglang mapapaisip ang mga yan sa serbisyo nila sa publiko o mapapaisip sila kung paano at gumawa ng paraan para suhulan ang mga politko para di sila mahuli……at the end of the day …mas pipiliin nila ang maglagay o suholan ang mga politiko dahil kakarampot lang ang suhol kesa sa fine na 50 M o di ba? san ka pa….madali suhulan ang mga yetang politiko na yan…

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  9. fatfat

    hindi naman dahil sa mahina lang ang speed ang issue dito eh. mahina pa atsaka masyado pang mahal.

    1 Mbps = 999 pesos

    sa ibang area sa asia ung 1k pesos mo nasa 5Mb na un

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  10. Dudes, PROOFREAD your articles for spelling and grammar mistakes before publishing them! I find it happens quite often with you guys already!

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  11. xdarkx

    Haven’t they heard of “opening up the economy”…? -_-

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    • Dude, thats a big mortal sin!! never ever say that infront of all pinoy, filipino should never be allowed to experience all the best in the world…paano na lang mga buhay ng mga kurakot na pulitiko….wala na silang raket…eh kaya nga sila sa posisyon para magpayaman ng kaban ng bayan yan kaya ang misyon nila magnakaw at magkamkam ng yaman ng bayan bahala na tayong magdusa sa hirap at maranasan ang poor telcos servises…

  12. Exactly, xdarkx, better to allow foreign telcos to operate in the country instead of more government regulation.

    Freedom is truly an alien concept to many Filipinos, ariel.

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  13. Knighthood

    Yung Globe DSL Plan 999 dati 3MBPS. Ngayon, 1MBPS na lang. Obviously for marketing purposes para kunin yung PLAN 1299 3BPS o 5 MBPS for 1599. Hindi kaya itong 1MBPS nila eh may data capping pa?

    Mabagal na, may limit pa. Sana yung data capping na eh dapat mabilis ang internet na katulad sa ibang bansa.

    Wala na talaga pag-asa Pilipinas sa mga ganitong usapan. Dinadaya talaga mga consumer.

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