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IXS is offering enterprises discounted rates on dedicated fiber internet

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The promo is open only to the first 9 subscribers

Download speeds in Metro Manila about 73% faster than Cebu, Davao – Opensignal

Aug 26, 2019 - 5:08 PM

The firm reports overall download speeds of 11.6Mbps in Metro Manila, 7.9Mbps in Angeles, 6.7Mbps in Davao, 6.6Mbps in Cebu, and 6.4Mbps in Cagayan de Oro

Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Nigerian internet provider MainOne says a misconfiguration in its Border Gateway Protocol filters caused traffic to Google to be misrouted through China and Russia

Australia aims to stop ISPs from falsely advertising internet speeds

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:50 AM

A legislation currently being considered by the Australian government requires internet service providers to be more transparent with their consumers – by only advertising speeds they can actually provide

ANDREW WILKIE. Australian Member of Parliament Andrew Wilkie speaks about his proposed law on false internet speed advertisements. Screen shot from YouTube

SKY launches P1,899/25Mbps fiber broadband plan with video-on-demand

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Also on offer are 10Mbps, 50Mbps, and 100Mbps plans

Converge ICT launches 25Mbps monthly broadband plan at P1500

May 17, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The fiber only internet service provider also introduces FiberXtreme 300Mbps P4500 and 500Mbps P7000 a month plans

Some porn sites blocked in PH

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 PM

A message saying that these sites have been blocked in accordance with the Anti Child Pornography Law loads on screen instead

Globe to tap unused TV frequencies to expand broadband reach

Sep 26, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The telco is set to roll out internet connectivity delivered through TV white space in the Visayas and Mindanao

DIGITAL HITCHHIKING. Globe claims to be the first PH telco to use the ingenious solution of carrying an Internet connection through TV frequencies. Illustration by Nina Martinez

PLDT, Globe shares up, SMC down after Telstra talks collapse

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The two telco giants say they re not changing their strategy following the end of the San Miguel Corporation Telstra talks

MIXED SENTIMENTS. Shares of Globe and PLDT went up after the announcement of the collapsed joint venture talks between Telstra and San Miguel

San Miguel Corp, Telstra end joint venture plan

Mar 14, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Even without Telstra San Miguel says it will still switch on a superior telecommunications network as scheduled

NO DEAL. Both Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right) say they did not agree on commercial arrangements

NTC website defaced over unreliable Internet service

Sep 20, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The hackers say they acted in solidarity with Philippine Internet users who deal with the unreliable service of Internet Service Providers ISPs

NTC DEFACED. Screen shot of website.

Bayantel shows slowest fixed broadband speed in NTC test

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:57 PM

NTC data show that Bayantel registered the slowest speed of 563 kilobits per second kbps for a fixed broadband service advertised with up to 2 mbps megabits per second downstream

STARTS TESTING. The Philippines conducts initial testing for its recently implemented minimum advertised speed for fixed broadband services. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Penalty awaits ISPs not blocking child porn sites – DOJ

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:00 PM

ISPs that fail to do this will be fined P500 000 to P1 million on first offense; P1 million to P2 million with revocation of license to operate for subsequent offenses

Is free Facebook worth checking out?

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:58 PM

What are the pros and cons of this new offer?

European Union considers tiered Internet services

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:28 PM

The European Union is considering allowing ISPs to enter into agreements with companies or individuals to give them faster Internet speeds without slowing down others connections

DOJ prepares new advisory vs ‘deceptive’ ISP ads

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:21 PM

The Department of Justice Office of Competition urges customers to report Internet Service Providers that do not deliver on their advertised promises

Why block child porn? 'We can't sell children like shoes'

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The head of the justice department s cybercrime offices says if banning porn sites that incite violence or encourage terrorism is possible then filtering those that sell sex photos and videos of children can be done

File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Deliver as advertised, DOJ warns Internet service providers

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Justice says it will not hesitate to sanction companies that are short changing their Internet subscribers

YouTube names slow Internet providers for laggy videos

Jul 07, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Google s video quality report is a new website showing off the general video playback quality for certain ISPs in the US Canada Australia and New Zealand

YOUTUBE AND YOUR ISP. YouTube says part of the job of carrying video lies in your ISP, and a bad ISP can result in laggy videos. Screen shot from Google Video Quality Report.

Block child porn websites, NTC orders Internet providers

Mar 17, 2014 - 2:20 PM

NTC directs all ISPs to install available technology program or software that will block access or filter all websites carrying child pornography materials

New Internet standard gives global network room to grow

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:33 AM

At 0001 GMT Wednesday 7:01 am Philippine time Internet operators switched to a new standard called IPv6 that allows for trillions of IP numbers or addresses up from the current 4 3 billion

Internet cables.