Newsbytes reported that the National Telecommunications Commission released a memoradum circular ordering Broadband Internet providers to set a minimum connection speed and 80 percent service reliability.
“The service offers shall specify the service rates for a minimum broadband/Internet connection speed and the service reliability. For example: a broadband service provider can offer P900.00/month for 512Kbps minimum connection speed and 80 percent service reliability, or P1,000.00/month for 512Kbps minimum connection speed and 85 percent service reliability, or P1,000/month for 1Mbps minimum connection speed and 80 percent reliability, etc.” the circular explained.
The NTC said it issued the circular to correct the practice of service providers who are specifying only the maximum speed in their broadband offerings.
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