Sign Petition

No to broadband cap, yes to #betterinternet in the Philippines

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848 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We, Filipino internet end-users, declare that

the Philippine government has failed to provide adequate protection for Filipino internet users in accordance with their rights as citizens and as consumers;

the government has also failed to define "broadband internet" to guide telecommunications companies (telcos) and internet service providers (ISPs) that purportedly provide such services;

the government's so-called telecom regulator has no presence in social media and only very limited contact points to receive complaints;

that telcos and ISPs have not provided fast, reliable and true broadband internet connections;

the same telcos and ISPs have arbitrarily imposed high prices for slow, unreliable and below-par broadband internet connections, if compared to other countries in the region;

the same telcos and ISPs engage or impose in questionable practices such as data-capping, so-called "burstible speeds", long contract periods, pre-termination fees;

the same telcos and ISPs, as well as government, have failed to provide Filipino internet users sufficient venues for redress of grievances, and inferior customer and technical support; and

that the unfortunate situation should not go unchallenged and should be remedied for the benefit of all internet users -- individuals, families, businesses of all sizes, and government;

hereby call on the Philippine government, especially the National Telecommunications Commission, to:

strike the data cap off the draft "memorandum-circular on minimum broadband speeds"

hold nationwide public consultations and hearings to address problems besetting broadband internet users

define "broadband internet" in all its forms;

impose a basic standard of service reliability of 90 percent and broadband internet speed as advertised on all telcos and ISPs;

provide the public a standard protocol and tool to check compliance by telcos and ISPs;

enforce proper billing and end unfair and anti-consumer practices, especially the so-called data-capping, "burstible speeds", long contract periods and pre-termination fees;

open and maintain social media contact points (including Twitter and Facebook) where the public could file complaints and seek redress of grievances;

check the current infrastructure and development plans of telcos and ISPs; and

review the Public Telecommunications Law and the NTC law.

Sponsor

Initiated by Filipino netizens and drafted by Cocoy, Tonyo, Rom and Noemi.

Links

  • Edizon Nual
    Edizon Nual Philippines, Quezon City
    May 31, 2016
    May 31, 2016
    Its not fair to us subscriber, ano naman yung raw materials na gamit nila na nauubos, kung kaya need nila mag patupad ng Data Cap Size sa internet usage. It's all business, it's all about the money...
  • aileen de leon
    aileen de leon Philippines, Cavite City
    May 18, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    unlimited means no capping
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 18, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    no to data capping and yes to real unlimited internet with cheaper price!!
  • jaymar
    jaymar Taiwan, Kaohsiung
    May 08, 2016
    May 08, 2016
    grabeh hina talaga sa mga network .kahit magkaload ka unli internet ..facebook lng ang kaya..
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    Edizon Nual Philippines
    5 minutes ago
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    Christian Glenn S De Jesus Philippines
    2 days ago
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    aileen de leon Philippines
    2 weeks ago
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    jaymar Taiwan
    3 weeks ago
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    Patrick James De Leon Philippines
    1 month ago
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    Jayson rosas Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Ma Teresa P Osio Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Abegail t tariman Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Ronnie Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Jayson Robles Philippines
    5 months ago
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    Mark Quilala Philippines
    7 months ago
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    leo Philippines
    7 months ago
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    Adrian Philippines
    7 months ago
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    Pyxzx Philippines
    7 months ago
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    Mira Chris Vilexis Esteves Philippines
    8 months ago
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