Household with slow internet speed
Philippines, October 12, 2015
Inquirer Opinion by Gideon Lasco
Slow internet speed costs a bundle in slowing the country's economic progress. In UK it is costing $11B a year.!
Internet in the PHL is not only slow, but is also expensive. It takes ages to view You Tube video, upload pictures at FB, or blog. What more, our internet is expensive. Even if you pay more, it is still slow.
MyRepublic, a Singapore company, offers 1 gbps speeds for the equivalent of only S$50 (around P1,600/month). In comparison, for a monthly fee of P1,899, PLDT offers published speeds of “up to 8 mbps”—and that comes with a 50 GB cap. Isn’t it ironic? Despite the higher standard of living in Singapore, its residents enjoy much cheaper—and faster—Internet.
Fast is available in the PHL but at a whopping price: P20,000 for 200 mbps. (But wait, Globe offers in a promo 200 mbps for only P5,000.!!!?