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

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915 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

  • Jonel Bernardino
    Jonel Bernardino Philippines, Angeles City
    Oct 16, 2017
    Oct 16, 2017
    no to data cap
  • Glenn Sapungan
    Glenn Sapungan Philippines
    Oct 04, 2017
    Oct 04, 2017
    Paki ayos nmn internet mabagal na nga may cap pa!no to cap!
  • Giemel Aop
    Giemel Aop Philippines, Cainta
    Oct 04, 2017
    Oct 04, 2017
    I agree to this petition, Data Capping is very unfair for many users, especially small businesses that uses high-speed and capped datas.
  • Tim Vargas
    Tim Vargas United States, Clifton
    Aug 13, 2017
    Aug 13, 2017
    This capping is a day light robbery for the masses. We download free large file on the INTERNET while Telcos preventing it and they charge the consumer for the file size. The data is free. Telco's job is not to sell data but to provide connection. Too much evil and greed. This must not be tolerated and should be stop immediately.
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915

Signatures

  • 5 days ago
    Jonel Bernardino Philippines
    5 days ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    Glenn Sapungan Philippines
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    Giemel Aop Philippines
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 months ago
    Tim Vargas United States
    2 months ago
  • 4 months ago
    Jhun Rex Asis Philippines
    4 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    Alvin Zamora India
    6 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    Gwendoline Andal Philippines
    6 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    Patrick Andro Dedel Philippines
    6 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Franz Philippines
    7 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Teodorico Collano Jr Philippines
    8 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    Marvin Turingan Philippines
    9 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    joe russel Philippines
    9 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    Christian Daniel Balacs Philippines
    9 months ago
  • 11 months ago
    sandy palomo Philippines
    11 months ago
  • 11 months ago
    jazpher rogue Philippines
    11 months ago
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