Our most expensive local ISP is back-peddling on its decision to cap downloads. While they may spin it as a monopoly listening to customer feedback, I think that someone truly dropped the ball on this one. Considering the fact that tax-payers forked out more than RM 2-billion to help subsidise the infrastructure deployment, our rakyat should really not have things shoved up their behinds as a thank you.

This high-speed broad band is only good for the country if the rakyat are able to reap its benefits. Capping your download to 2GB is basically capping the amount of knowledge that a child can learn in a day, which is just dumb. It was a seriously dumb move from a business sense too, since their HSBB packages actually make their ADSL packages look good.

Someone really dropped the ball on this one. It’s just good that they are back-peddling on their decision.

I just do not like the idea of them reserving the right to cap bandwidth in the future. They must remember that the rakyat are stake-holders in the infrastructure as well. The people subsidised its deployment and should actually get a heavy discount on the packages instead.

More downloads means more traffic, means we get to buy bandwidth from the international hubs in larger quantities, meaning that the bulk prices we pay per bit will be lower, ultimately driving the price of broad-band dramatically downwards. I seriously urge all early HSBB adopters to download to their hearts’ content so that the rest of us can pay less for it later.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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