We all know that the internet here in the Philippines sucks. It has one of the slowest speeds and it is also expensive. While there are people in the government that are trying to help since then, there is still no good solution for the general internet users. With less competition in the internet industry, I believe that we will still be far behind and will just rely on PLDT for our internet.
Because of working at home as a freelancer, my work is dependent on the internet and there are many times that PLDT has let me down. Having no internet for a day will give me problems on my work. Maybe it will be easier if the schedule the downs on Sundays or maybe in the dawn. Since I’m here to embrace what is available, I’ve been into PLDT in the last years because it is much stable than the other services available. It’s the only choice where you can play games with low ping here in the Philippines since PLDT owns the network.
Going into Fibr, PLDT now offers fiber plans that has speeds of up to 200 Mb/s priced at 20,000 php. Well that is really not affordable for me so I applied for the cheapest which is plan 20 Mb/s for 3500 php. I had an existing PLDT plan which is still in locked in period and there is no issues going into Fibr because it is considered as an upgrade.
Good to say that I have been getting the speed for what I pay. Hadn’t had down issues in the week that I’m using it. I’m getting around 18-19 Mb/s of download speed and 10 Mb/s upload speed. I’m pretty much satisfied with the speed that I’m getting.
I’m getting the speed they are offering for the Fibr plan. But still, it is pretty expensive getting a Fibr plan. I hope that PLDT can make it cheaper and faster like Google Fiber. Google Fiber offers a Gigabit internet for just 70$. Gigabit? Maybe it is still a dream for people like me who lives here at the Philippines.