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Bong Go tells Globe, Smart to provide fast, reliable internet service: ‘Kahit ako nahihirapan sa internet connection’

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The duopoly of Globe Telecoms and Smart Communications got another reminder from President Duterte’s former aide to improve the telco service.

Senator Bong Go told the telecommunication companies to provide fast and reliable internet connection after encountering their poor service.

Go said he has faced difficulty in getting a stable internet connection that affects his work at the Senate.

“Ito na po ang ‘new normal.’ Necessity na po ang fast and reliable internet. Huwag dapat magpahuli ang Pilipinas dahil importante ito para sa development ng mga Pilipino,” he said in a Facebook post.

“Kahit ako nga nahihirapan sa internet connection. ‘Yung mga Senate sessions, hearings at meetings ngayon ay virtual na bilang pagsunod sa social distancing measures. Apektado ang trabaho kapag mabagal at hindi reliable ang ating internet connection,” he said.

The President has warned of a government takeover of the telcos if they cannot improve the service by December.

Duterte however recently found out the government is partly to blame for the country’s poor internet connectivity. The telcos have reportedly been required to get many permits and documents before their application for building cell towers are approved by local government officials.

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