The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC), of which AmCham Philippines is a member, expressed optimism that Congress will approve the Open Access in Data Transmission bill during its Third Regular session. The legislation aims to bridge critical gaps in broadband infrastructure by attracting more firms to
invest in the data transmission and broadband sector.
Once passed into law, the Open Access bill will provide a competitive policy and regulatory framework that lowers the barriers and cost to enter the data transmission market. This will significantly improve data transmission services (faster internet speed and lower internet costs) throughout the country.