Video: Senate Hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines
Last week, the Senate hearing on Slow Internet in the Philippines was held and chaired by Sen. Bam Aquino calling all telcos to explain the state of internet in the Philippines. Several key agencies like the NTC, DTI and DOST were also summoned to shed light on the issue.
Both Globe and PLDT/Smart were also present in the hearing. The 2:20 hour video below discussed the state on internet in the country in terms of access, speed and cost.
Both our previous stories on ASEAN DNA (using the Ookla Net Index) and the Akamai studies were used as reference as the reason for this senate investigation. The discussions were exhaustive and comprehesive so we suggest watching the whole video above.
Here are some related stories to give you some background on the issue:
- Sen. Recto calls for 10 Mbps minimum Internet speed
- Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014 filed at the Senate
- Akamai reports Philippine internet now at 2.0Mbps
- Philippine internet slowest in ASEAN, way below average
- Call to Action: How we can push for faster PH internet