Sign Petition

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

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882 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.

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

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  • Juan Paolo Perez
    Juan Paolo Perez Philippines, San Juan
    Sep 08, 2016
    Sep 08, 2016
    I've been an internet user since I was a kid. I cannot fully maximize my jobs and personal interests since internet that I pay for is limiting me to do what I do best.
  • Rodel Pasatiempo
    Rodel Pasatiempo United Kingdom, London
    Aug 22, 2016
    Aug 22, 2016
    Ph internet sucks. mahal mahina cla lang yumayamam tayu mga consumor kapot!
  • Bien Carlo Bermudez
    Bien Carlo Bermudez Philippines, Quezon City
    Aug 10, 2016
    Aug 10, 2016
    No to internet data cap!!!! Find other way to improve internet service! If you will compare our local ISP from other countries you will see a BIG difference!!
  • Mary Jane dayan
    Mary Jane dayan Philippines
    Aug 02, 2016
    Aug 02, 2016
    slow connection
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Signatures

  • 2 weeks ago
    Jan Kevin Santos Philippines
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    Juan Paolo Perez Philippines
    2 weeks ago
  • 4 weeks ago
    Raymart Lorenzana Philippines
    4 weeks ago
  • 4 weeks ago
    April Ann Roman Philippines
    4 weeks ago
  • 1 month ago
    Rodel Pasatiempo United Kingdom
    1 month ago
  • 1 month ago
    Bien Carlo Bermudez Philippines
    1 month ago
  • 2 months ago
    Dan Nool Philippines
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    Mary Jane dayan Philippines
    2 months ago
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    darius gavina Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Joll Mark Manabat Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Juss Mergas Philippines
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    Mark Joseph Tupas Philippines
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    Rudy Jay Base United States
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    egboy Philippines
    2 months ago
  • 2 months ago
    Jess Barrozo Philippines
    2 months ago
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