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April 06, 2011

Globe to enforce 1GB per day Bandwidth Cap

So it looks like all the draft memo with the NTC actually forced telcos to lift their iron fist — Globe Telecom has just sent out a press release that they will be strictly enforcing a daily data cap on all broadband subscribers, starting with 1GB/day.

It was just this January when we first heard of NTC doing consultations and public hearing regarding the broadband cap. Telcos reasoned out why they have no other choice but to put some sort of capping for their residential subscribers (see: 5 Reasons ISPs Implement Bandwidth Cap).

And we thought that was the end of it — the revised draft of the NTC Memo scrapped out the provision allowing for bandwidth caps. I was wrong – they even went the other way:

In a press release, Globe said about 5 percent of abusive subscribers use 80 percent of the available broadband Internet bandwidth in the company’s network.

This leaves only 20 percent of the capacity to be shared by 95 percent of the remaining users.

Globe said its new policy aimed to preserve the “quality of resources in order to provide subscribers with seamless, uninterrupted and reliable Internet connections.”

The company said network bandwidth was a finite resource, making it necessary to adopt regulations that promote responsible and fair use of the Internet to prevent abuse and misuse of services from a relatively smaller group of consumers. {source}

We’ve already seen proof that Globe has a provision in their Service Contract allowing them to cap bandwidth at 15GB to 35GB per month depending on your data plan. It’s possible they added that provision but have not implemented it before. Now, they’re actually saying they will enforce it.

Looks like Globe is saying “if you don’t like it, don’t buy it.” Fair enough? You decide.

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151 Responses to “Globe to enforce 1GB per day Bandwidth Cap”

  1. Name: says:

    (Your usage has been detected to be above normal terms of use. Your Super-Unli subscription has been deactivated. Your calls and texts will now be charged under regular rates. For information visit http://www.globe.com.ph/fup) PESTING YAWA NAG SUPER UNLI PA AKO 4 HOURS LANG PALA GLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOBE W_D F+ K

  2. globe magnanakaw says:

    (Your usage has been detected to be above normal terms of use. Your Super-Unli subscription has been deactivated. Your calls and texts will now be charged under regular rates. For information visit http://www.globe.com.ph/fup) PESTING YAWA NAG SUPER UNLI PA AKO 4 HOURS LANG PALA GLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOBE W_D F+ K wahhhh

  3. Globe Bulok says:

    F*CK GLOBE-bobo! kaya talong talo na sila ng smart e. Iwan na iwan na. bulok kasi. Ang sabihin nila, hindi kaya ng system nila yung speed na kelangan ng mga users. tingin ko tier 4 pa sila e. nakiki connect lang din sa SMART.

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