One of the things we all probably dream of is faster and more affordable internet. While some people may enjoy their blazing speeds with their Fiber connections, most of us have to trudge through the internet on our sluggish 3mbps connections. It seems it’s time to reignite the flames of hope anew as George T. Barcelon, President of The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, talked to the press saying better speeds at lower prices should come sooner than later. A tweet from Michelle Orosa-Ople — TV5/Bloomberg TV PH Business Corrspondent and wife of our Editor-In-Chief, catches the quote from the PCCI President and, boy, we certainly hope this becomes a reality.
PCCI Pres. Barcelon: Internet speed should be 15-20mbps from current 3-4mbps within a year pic.twitter.com/s2KULwFkrK
— Michelle Orosa-Ople (@michelleorosa) June 23, 2016
The PCCI Prez also touched on the cost and coverage of internet access, saying that it should include farmers, SMEs and the tourism sector. As far as costs go, he mentions that telcos should lower subscription fees to Php300 to Php400 for individuals and Php300 to Php500 for families within 3 years.
Could this happen? We certainly hope so. Should this happen? Hell yeah. For now, we shall
patiently wait and see if speeds do improve and costs come down as we continue to pay the most for the slowest internet speeds in our little part of the world. Fingers crossed on this one.
Source: Michelle Orosa-Ople