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Sen. Aquino invites public for Senate Hearing on Slow, Expensive Internet




Last week, Sen. Bam Aquino called out on the NTC to explain the delay of the memorandum for internet standards in the Philippines.

Another Senate Hearing regarding the “Slow and Expensive Internet” in the Philippines is scheduled on August 18, 2015 at the Senate of the Philippines and the public is invited to attend the sessions.

The call to investigate the state of internet in the Philippines started out around April of 2014 when Sen. Aquino voice out his concerns. Several other legislators have voiced out similar complaints.

Interested parties or individuals may contact the office of Sen. Aquino (@bamaquino) to be listed in the hearings.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. Kalo says:

    Someone tell the congress to appropriate funds for the domestic or municipal fiber, and treat it like a utility. You cannot rely on private companies

  2. Renel says:

    Mabilis naman sana ang Internet natin at mura kung nationwide lang sana ang rollout ng Fiber to the Home. Ang problema lang selected villages lang ang swerteng nakabitan

    • froi says:

      mura???? i have a relative sa US payin ng P1,500 for 30mbps, NO CAP! ulitin ko NO CAP!

    • Char Aznable says:

      FROI is right. There’s nothing inexpensive or fast about Philippine internet, not even PLDT’s pathetic Fiber. Who ever heard of getting Fiber for anything less than a 40Mbps pipe, and at such ridiculous costs? Only in the Philippines.

      To top it off, the US standards, which are already multiple times faster and cheaper than Philippine speeds, aren’t even anywhere near “Asian” standards. Even freaking Thailand understands this, with their 20mpbs average home user speeds (and that was some time ago).

  3. juan says:

    Wala naman bago sa NTC kailan ba yan umaksyon? Palibasa oldie na ung nakaupo d na maxiado nagiinternet kaya d alam pakiramdam ng ordinaryong tao na nagiinternet. Subukan nya pumunta sa ibang bansa dito lang sa asia gaya bangkok mapapahiya siya sa internet speed natin. Mahal na dial up speed pa!

  4. Renel says:

    Kung Nationwide lang sana ang Rollout ng FTTH mabilis sana at mura ang Internet. Ang strategy ng Globe at PLDT ay sa mga selected villages lang kaya kawawa ang karamihan

  5. mang john says:

    pag nag patupad ng upgrade ang glpbe at PLDT sigurado ipapasa uli sa consumer ang gastos , naging private company pa kyo kung consumer din ang sasagot ng gastos …mga anak kayo ng P

  6. Xiee Li says:

    If they want decently priced internet, they should spank PLDT in the ass first for overpricing us in the first place. PLDT is becoming like COMCAST in the US, where the monopoly is hurting consumers like us. If PLDT claims that it’s trying to innovate and get faster internet connection in the country, then why are they holding out from the other telcos?

  7. bruce says:

    That’s right, let’s rely upon the government. That worked so well during Marcos’s time. How was telecommunications then?

    What we need is to open up to more companies. The duopoly is too comfortable. Concentrating power into a few hands, just increases the likelihood that the few will put their needs first, whether those few hands are corporate or government. More competition means more choices. instead of going to government or corporate bureaucrats and begging — or to Congress and begging (and they LOVE it when we are dependent upon them and must resort to begging) — with more competition, more open markets, we can just switch.

  8. BIKTIMA AKO NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    DAANG MATUWID?
    HINDI,
    DAANG MABAGAL NA…
    MAHAL PA!!!
    DAANG BULOK…
    DAANG WALANG PAG-ASA…
    DAANG WALANG DIREKSYON…
    DAANG GAWA NG NTC…
    PARA SA MASANG PILIPINO!!!
    ITO BA ANG IPAPAMANA NI PNOY
    SA SUSUNOD NA HENERASYON?
    ALAM KO ITO DAHIL BIKTIMA AKO
    NG BASURANG SERBISYO NG SUN CELLULAR (aka SMART)…
    HINDI ITO ANG DAANG MATUWID!!!

  9. Renel says:

    Dalawa ang solution sa mabagal na Internet. Interconnection ng Globe at PLDT at nationwide rollout ng Fiber to the Home.

  10. anonymous says:

    mabilis nga ang internet sabihin natin 20mbps. ung problema lang ang caping nila. mas mabuti pang bigyan ka ng 2mbps unlimited(no cap) kesa sa 5mbps na 20gb/mo. mabilis nga may ending naman. sana by speed lang ang price hindi sa data allowance.

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