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

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837 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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  • Ronnie
    Ronnie Philippines, Manila
    Jan 22, 2016
    Jan 22, 2016
    Philippines is one of the countries that have very poor internet connectivity. I really hope that soon this will change.
  • Jayson Robles
    Jayson Robles Philippines, Bacoor
    Jan 06, 2016
    Jan 06, 2016
    I myself hate the data capping of the carriers I'm in here in the Philippines. It sucks for me I use 9GB per day of the Internet and my plan has be capped for 50GB per month this is insane as YouTuber and uploads HD videos on YouTube, this is not good
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 12, 2015
    Nov 12, 2015
    As an IT student, I usually rely on tutorials, mostly videos and image tutorials (which are high on consumption of data). I was quite disappointed on their move (which is data capping) instead of improving their infrastructure so that their internet can accommodate the needs of internet users. So much for self studying...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 09, 2015
    Nov 09, 2015
    Lost my home-based job twice because of this.
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Signatures

  • 3 weeks ago
    Ronnie Philippines
    3 weeks ago
  • 1 month ago
    Jayson Robles Philippines
    1 month ago
  • 3 months ago
    Mark Quilala Philippines
    3 months ago
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    leo Philippines
    3 months ago
  • 4 months ago
    Adrian Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Pyxzx Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Mira Chris Vilexis Esteves Philippines
    4 months ago
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    John Ryan Escuadro Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Klyn Auman Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Jeff Atienza Philippines
    4 months ago
  • 5 months ago
    Merny Itliong Philippines
    5 months ago
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    Louie Borromeo Philippines
    5 months ago
  • 5 months ago
    Rodel Joseph Fabella United States
    5 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    Wan Ji Han Philippines
    6 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Neden Faye PalaƱa Philippines
    7 months ago
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