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Mahal maging mabagal! Luis Campos wants telcos fined P1M daily for crappy internet service

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Makati Rep. Luis Campos has filed a bill that will fine telcos up to P1 million daily if they fail to reach the mandatory Internet speed targets.

Under House Bill 7479, the P1-million fine will be imposed on the telcos until they comply with the mandatory Internet speed targets set by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

“Filipinos deserve faster Internet speeds, which have been associated with higher economic productivity, stronger jobs creation and greater quality of life,” Campos said.

Based on results of the Speedtest Global Index, the Philippines ranks No. 110 among 139 countries or territories as of November, with an average mobile Internet speed of only 18.49 megabits per second (Mbps).

In fixed broadband, Campos said the Philippines ranks No. 103 with an average speed of only 28.69 Mbps.

Meanwhile, Singapore ranks No. 1 with 241.10 Mbps, while Turkmenistan is at the tail end with 3.47 Mbps.

The Speedtest Global Index analyzes web access performance metrics around the world based on millions of tests taken by real people using the Internet.