With the probe on slow Internet speed in the country currently taking place, a National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) official admitted that the agency is not properly equipped to monitor the Internet speed provided by local telcos.
According to Inquirer’s report, NTC Director Edgardo Cabarios said that they do not have the equipment that will help them monitor the Internet speed of the telcos. This is also the reason why the commission is yet to set a minimum standard Internet speed in the country. He also noted that an additional Php14 million would be needed for the equipment.
ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio recommended that the Public Service Act of 1936 be amended as the telcos would only face a penalty of Php200 per day if they fail to meet Internet speed standards.
“Do we wonder why consumers are left practically defenseless? Napakapilay pala ng NTC,” said Tinio.