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Sen. Bam Aquino wants explanation from NTC on delayed Internet standards




Because of the investigation that Senator Bam Aquino had conducted late last year regarding the sluggish and unreliable Internet in the Philippines, the National Telecommunications Commission has promised to come up with a memorandum circular that unfortunately still hasn’t been delivered until now and the senator wants to know why.

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The NTC agreed to set the standards (like minimum speeds for broadband and DSL) on Internet quality services for the Philippines — which was back in the beginning of 2015. The senator mentions that their budget for next year “depends heavily” on their report.

“Six months have passed since the NTC committed to come out with the memorandum circular but until now, the agency has yet to deliver on its promise,” said Sen. Bam, chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

The he adds, “the NTC must provide a detailed and acceptable report on its recent moves to improve the country’s Internet connection service as the approval of their 2016 budget heavily depends on that.”

We’ve previously reported that the hearings look promising (and maybe they really are, if pulled off), but Senator Bam believes that these undisclosed standards  will be “detrimental to the welfare of millions of Internet users in the country.”

So for now we wait.

{BamAquino.com}

 



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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6 Responses

  1. John Nieurzyla says:

    They (NTC) are not worried about their funding, they depend more on back pocket payments from the telcos, payment for delayed reports and watered down standards.

    • TheFly says:

      LATELY, REPORTS HAVE IT THAT THE MONEY PYRAMIDING SCAMMERS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED & PROSECUTED.
      BUT WHY NOT THE BIGGEST INTERNET SCAMMER, THE NTC, IT HAS OBVIOUSLY “FRAUDED” THE PINOYS ITS RIGHTS TO THE FAST INTERNET CONNECTION. CURRENTLY, EVERYONE’S PAYING SO MUCH FOR “A GARBAGE INTERNET SERVICE”.
      I & HUNDRED OTHERS SHOULD KNOW THIS COZ WE ARE NOW VICTIMS OF THE TRASH INTERNET SERVICE OF SUN CELLULAR (aka SMART TELCO)…. ????

  2. archie says:

    Ang dapat paimbestiga ni Bam Aquino ay ang dahilan kung bakit matagal gumalaw ang NTC heads, bakit di nila maimplement kaagad ang standards at kung may telco lobbyists na gumagawa ng sweet deals under the table.

    Secretary de Lima, open secret naman na may balak kang tumakbo as senator, bakit di mo gamitin ang opportunity na ito para bumango ang pangalan mo sa netizens? Uso naman ngayon ang manghuli ng mga alleged corrupt senators at malacanang heads kaya isama mo na ang NTC, DENR, COA, DOLE at iba pang government officials sa anti-corruption process investigation. Magandang campaign material di ba?

  3. What in the heck telephone companies and NTC are they practicing? Shame on us to the world. :(

  4. VICTIM OF SUN CELLULAR says:

    NTC is conniving with the TELCOS in scamming the public, this is obvious as daylight…. I SHOULD KNOW VERY WELL COZ I AM A VICTIM OF SUN CELLULAR (aka SMART)… I AM BEING COMPELLED TO PAY BIG FOR THEIR LOUSY SERVICE… SCAM!!! where is NTC???

  5. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    THE SURE KISS OF DEATH FOR PRESIDENTIABLE MAR ROXAS IS:
    TELCOS + NTC = SURE LOST FOR MAR ROXAS…
    TO THE FILIPINO MILLIONS WHO ARE VICTIMS TO THIS NTC & TELCOS CONNIVANCE, ITS PAY BACK TIME.
    LETS VOTE ANYONE BUT MAR ROXAS FOR PRESIDENT !!!
    ITS SO SCARY THAT NTC & THE TELCOS WILL AGAIN CONNIVE FOR MAKING MAR ROXAS WIN IN 2016.
    AFTER WHICH, WHAT COMES NEXT?
    MORE NTC VICTIMS?
    MORE VICTIMS FOR THE TELCOS?
    NO MORE… WE WANT CHANGE !!!

    EVERYONE… LET ALL OUR VOICES BE HEARD NOW !!!

    IT IS IN OUR CLOSE & SOLID UNITY THAT THEY (NTC & TELCOS) WILL ALL LISTEN & CHANGE THEIR EVIL WAYS & FINALLY RESPECT THE FILIPINO CONSUMERS !!!

    INDIVIDUALLY BINABASTOS NILA TAYO, PERO KAPAG TAYONG LAHAT AY NAGKAISA TAPOS ANG PROBLEMA, GETS NYO?

    REMEMBER THE GREAT NINOY & THE EDSA PEOPLE POWER?

    LETS ALL CONVERGE AT THE “INTERNET EDSA”… THE LORD ALMIGHTY IS WITH US ALL !!!

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