The country’s internet connection, considered a basic necessity with distance learning and work-from-home during the coronavirus disease pandemic, is still too slow.
A member of the House of Representatives said the Philippines ranked the “second slowest” in internet speed among the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and 110th among 139 countries.
Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. said, “Filipinos deserve faster internet speeds, which have been associated with higher economic productivity, stronger jobs creation and greater quality of life.”
He cited as basis figures from The Speedtest Global Index, wherein Manila – with an average mobile internet speed of only 18.49 megabits per second – ranked 110th among 139 countries as of November last year.
The Speedtest Global Index analyzes web access performance metrics around the world based on millions of tests taken by real people using the internet.