NTC removes Broadband cap from Draft Memorandum Order

The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted NTC Deputy Commissioner Jaime Fortes,

The cap on the amount of data that users can download, the NTC said, would only hamper the industry’s growth.

“We are happy to announce that the provision on broadband Internet data caps has been deleted from our draft circular,” NTC Deputy Commissioner Jaime Fortes said. He was speaking to participants of the Communications Convergence Forum between the Philippines and South Korea held in Makati on Wednesday.

“We’ve removed this provision to make the discussion on the issue more lively. The provision was counterproductive to increasing Internet usage in the country,” he said.

A battle won. The war goes on.