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Senate bill seeks standard for Philippine internet speed

Several senators have filed a bill seeking to set a minimum standard for internet speed in various parts of the Philippines to ensure better connectivity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 1831 or the proposed "Better Internet Act," authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senators Grace Poe, and Manny Pacquiao sets the following minimum download speed that must be delivered by public telecommunications entities and...

GMA News Online p PHL internet speed Several senators have filed a bill seeking to set a minimum standard for internet speed in various parts of the Philippines to ensure better connectivity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.During a Senate inquiry in July, National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios admitted that the agency currently does not prescribe a minimum internet speed which service providers must meet.On Wednesday, Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II said the country’s average 3 to 7 Mbps internet speed is not that bad even though other countries already have it at around 55 Mbps.—LBG, GMA News This article Senate bill seeks standard for Philippine internet speed was originally published in GMA News Online.

Senate Bill 1831 or the proposed "Better Internet Act," authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senators Grace Poe, and Manny Pacquiao sets the following minimum download speed that must be delivered by public telecommunications entities and internet service providers to their subscribers: Providers must be able to comply with these threshold speeds within three years from the proposed measure's effectivity date.To protect the consumers, the bill also prohibits telcos and internet service providers from advertising internet service speeds that they cannot consistently provide.

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