Broadband Internet Access in the Philippines: Slow and Expensive Because Reasons

“Here’s one thing that the Philippine media won’t tell you: Why Internet access in the country is still crappy, slow and expensive. It’s because of our protectionism and restrictive economic policies that repel or scare foreign investors and benefit only the oligarchs, cronies and politically connected corporatists.”

Broadband Internet Access in the Philippines: Slow and Expensive Because Reasons

Photo by Church Aldaba

Between 2010 and 2013, a handful of articles about the molasses-like state of Pinoy broadband have been published. Various forum topics on it have also been discussed. Since others have already done their homework and come up with very detailed TL;DR posts, here’s a shortlist of the more popular ones:
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