Will you agree with the title? I guess all of us will not agree not even a single average Filipino.
The Philippines has one of the slowest yet most expensive internet services being offered in the whole of Asia, according to a survey.
That is why the NTC or the National Telecommunications Commission insists that the government should start taking a part in this issue and regulate the use and distribution of the said services.
According to a report by JP Soriano, NTC once again petitions to the Congress to pass a law about the regulation of internet services being given under the responsibility of the government in order to make is faster, yet cheaper.
We cannot deny that Filipinos are really fond of using the internet especially social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google and most people, on average, would tend to visit these sites every single day.
Not only is the internet important for entertainment issues, but it is also essential for research and information gathering needed for school projects or work requirements.
In a survey conducted by Akamai Technologies, a US-based cloud service provider, the Philippines is ranked 108th in the whole world when it talks about the average internet speed. The country’s 2.5 mbps is just ranked 12th in Asia.
On a different survey, it shows that the price for internet use is too expensive for its speed in the Philippines if compared to other nations.
According to other industry sources, for example, in the United States of America, the internet speed of 50 mbps roughly costs $50 per month, amounting to almost P2000. On the other hand, our P2000 per month here in the Philippines would only give us an internet speed of 5 mbps, 10 times slower if compared to that of the services provided in the US.
An Internet law expert said in the report that the capacity of the internet service providers is fairly large at the beginning but as the number of users and customers who subscribe increase, the internet speed becomes slower.
That is because the so-called “Philippine Internet Exchange” has yet to be created due to the heated competition between the various internet service providers in the country.
This issue is currently being debated upon by those in authority, keeping in mind that they should not disappoint over 8 million internet subscribers for fixed and fixed wireless, excluding mobile internet users in the Philippines. Reference: gmanetwork