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

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857 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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  • Junnex Abadilla
    Junnex Abadilla Philippines
    Jun 19, 2016
    Jun 19, 2016
    No real competition for internet providers, please allow foreign businesses to come and invest here in the Philippines to break the monopoly. Internet is very slow and expensive and worst they are fooling the consumer promoting unlimited data internet but with 800mb capping. Only in the Philippines. I've been to U.S.A. and HK when it says unlimited data, its unlimited. Here in the Philippines the government failed to protect the consumer in all aspect. It's a shame!
  • Grave Logan
    Grave Logan Philippines
    Jun 18, 2016
    Jun 18, 2016
    NO TO DATA CAPS!
  • Maynard pascual
    Maynard pascual Philippines
    Jun 14, 2016
    Jun 14, 2016
    Sana magkaroon ng ibang internet provider. Kesa sa dalawang giant telcos n walang ginawa kundi magbigay ng mahal n internet cost SA mabagal n internet connection..
  • marius coleco
    marius coleco Philippines, Caloocan
    Jun 10, 2016
    Jun 10, 2016
    dapat pag sinabing unlimited is unlimited na walang capping. parang nangloloko sila pag sinasabi nilang unlimited.
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