MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) will conduct on Thursday a pilot testing of the internet speed of fixed lines provided by internet
service providers or ISP.
Using a device, the NTC will monitor whether the ISP’s are providing consumers their advertised internet speed for fixed lines, or those directly connected to
“Kunwari isang subscriber kumuha sya ng package na 3mbps, dapat yung download 3mbps. Hindi sya pedeng bumababa dun,” explained NTC Deputy Commissioner Delilah Deles.
(If a subscriber is paying for a 3mbps package, the download should be 3mbps and not lower than that)
ISP’s that will be monitored are Bayantel, PLDT, Smart, Skycable, and Globe.
The main testing site will be at the NTC main office in Quezon City. There are other testing sites but NTC refuses to disclose their locations.
The result of the pilot testing will be published on newspapers.
The official monitoring of fixed lines internet speed is expected to start next month.
The NTC is now planning to observe the mobile internet speed in the country as well.
“Ang purpose talaga nito ay para mabigyan ng empowerment ang kunsumers para alam nila ang dapat nilang gawin,” said NTC Director Edgardo Cabarios.
(The purpose of this is to empowers consumers so they know what to do) (UNTV News)
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