Friday, January 14

NTC scraps broadband cap proposal

I haven't understand it that much but I think its good news to all broadband users. XD

NTC scraps broadband cap proposal

01/12/2011 | 07:32 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released on Wednesday the latest draft of its Memorandum Order (MO) on Minimum Speed of Broadband Connections, but without a controversial clause that, if approved, would would have allowed telcos to place restrictions on how much information can be accessed by individual users on any given day.

The most notable change between the latest revision, dated January 12, and the previous draft released last December was the removal of the following clause:

"WHEREAS, it has been observed that few subscribers/users connect to the internet for unreasonably long period [sic] of time depriving other users from connecting to the internet; NOW, THEREFORE... Service providers may set the maximum volume of data allowed per subscriber/user per day."

Even as the NTC removed the clause, the government agency also underscored an earlier directive for telcos to specify and commit to a minimum level of service:

"Broadband service providers shall specify the minimum broadband/internet connection speed and service reliability and the service rates in their offers... (and) the service offers shall specify the service rates for a minimum broadband/internet connection speed and the service reliability," the revised MO said.

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