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PCCI President: PH Internet Should Improve to 15-20mbps Within A Year


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.

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

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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  1. I know peeps na naka-fiber connection but speed is still a hit or miss. 2-16 mbps or lower, average is around 3 or 5 mbps (offered speed is up to 50 mbps). At first, they get up to 50 mbps, recently, barely 5 mbps. (Haven’t checked with technical support if may something, haven’t asked for a technician, but still, service is new, wala pang 4 mos.)

    1. i know right. I for one would actually be content with my “3mbps” connection IF it did connect at 3mbps, but sadly no. all the fiber in the world don’t mean a thing if the telcos don’t improve their “service reliability” speed, which is often just a fraction of their advertised speeds.

  2. consistent, uncapped 4 Mbps(note Mb lang not MB. I’m not that greedy) > 999999999999 yotabytes per sec na may 1gb capping per day at parang pagong pag peak hours.

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