With the growing number of Filipinos relying to the internet, National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) proposal to allow data volume caps is certainly unacceptable.
According to the reports, the recent NTC Memo includes a clause that allows our local telcos to limit our internet usage to avoid abusive users. But the report also shows that the number of the said abusers constitute to only one to two percent of the overall broadband users in the country. The memo merely punishes the general public by limiting our daily internet usage when in fact, as far as I know, our local telcos can easily pinpoint these abusive subscribers and warn them.
We need better internet connection and to do this, we must improve our infrastructures. Why focus on this area when they can exert more effort on providing us better service?
If the government can’t allow foreign companies to enter the country because they’re protecting our local telcos, then force them to improve their offers. I don’t think Pinoys would react more violently if Smart, Globe, PLDT etc are doing their best efforts to fully satisfy their customers whether on the quality of service we’re getting or on customer service, of which they both sucks.
UPDATE: NTC Public Hearing & Consultation regarding the Minimum Speed of Broadband Connection will be on January 11 at 2 PM 3rd Floor, NTC Bldg.