We live in an era where the rate of technology continues to improve and progress with the number of innovations and discoveries found. I have been using PLDT myDSL ever since I moved here back in 2005. The internet connection has been fast and stable except for a few outages which last for a few days, one being a network upgrade and one due to a massive Earthquake in Asia. Other than that, things have been rather smooth with PLDT.
During the past 8 years I have only experienced two internet upgrades – 1.5Mbps to 2Mbps and 2Mbps to 3Mbps. The unlimited monthly plan is about PHP 1995 ($50) which compared to other countries, Malta and the USA, is rather expensive. One can avail of a 15Mbps connection at PHP 863 ($22) with Melita in Malta and up to 25Mbps on Comcast at around PHP 2000 ($50) a month.
I think it’s time for PLDT to finally upgrade their internet broadband service which would be slightly comparable to other countries. We have been cited as the next “Asian Tiger” economy, right? I guess, it’s time to upgrade our telecommunication infrastructure too.
A slight speed bump to 5Mbps for PHP 1995 ($50) and up to 2.5Mbps for their lowest plan, PHP 999 ($25). That might not be at par with other countries, however, it’s a start.
PLDT seems to be the leader in in broadband internet in the Philippines and has already started rolling out their Fiber plans across the nation. Sadly, it’s only available within the immediate vicinity of the servers here in Cebu. And it costs around PHP 3500 ($88) just for 8Mbps. Now that’s a hefty price tag.
PLDT can set a new standard by boosting their broadband speeds which will force competitors to follow suit.
Are you a PLDT myDSL subscriber? Have you had issues with PLDT and their broadband service? Have you tried Skycable?