Lawmaker to property developers: exclusive deals with in-house ISP are prohibited

Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. recently warned property developers against making exclusive deals with a single internet service provider (ISP).
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Exclusive deals with in-house ISP are prohibited

If exclusive deals happened, Campos said that condominium and subdivision developers could be slapped with administrative fines of up to PHP 100 million.

According to the report by INQUIRER.net, Campos is urging the resident or tenants affected by the mentioned topic to file complaints with the Enforcement Office of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).

The lawmaker stressed that the in-house ISPs are prohibited and are unlawful barriers to the entry of competition or other ISPs. Exclusive deals also constitute unfair business practices that deprive consumers of the freedom to choose their preferred ISP and there are is price-fixing as the consumer is in effect being barred from obtaining a similar service at another price.

To recall, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) finned a PHP 27.11 million gainst mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corp. for imposing a single ISP on its tenants.

Meanwhile, Campos has also been pushing for the passage of House Bill No. 7479 seeking to classify the internet as a basic communications service to which every Filipino enjoys a right of access.

In 2019, the PCC slapped a P27.11-million fine against mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corp. for imposing a single ISP on its tenants.

To read the full report, check the source link below. 

Source: INQUIRER.net
Lawmaker to property developers: exclusive deals with in-house ISP are prohibited Lawmaker to property developers: exclusive deals with in-house ISP are prohibited Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on February 20, 2022 Rating: 5

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