Plan to limit internet speed ‘anti-consumer’

A YOUNG member of the House of Representatives yesterday criticized the National Telecommunications Office (NTC) for issuing a memorandum granting internet providers the privilege to impose a limit on internet speed and connection.

“NTC’s memo is clearly anti-consumer and regressive.  It tramples on the rights of the consumers to get what they pay for in terms of a reliable internet service,” Kabataan Rep. Raymond “Mong” Palatino said.

Palatino added that, “by allowing telecommunication companies (telcos) and internet service providers (ISPs) to limit internet speed and connection, NTC seemingly wants the whole nation to regress to an internet age that is much slower and highly unstable.”

The NTC memo states that “service providers may set the maximum volume of data allowed per subscriber/user per day.” Palatino said that this simply translates to having an internet-usage cap or limit.

The NTC is scheduled today to have a public hearing on the memo.  D’Jay Lazaro

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