DICT pitches telecom spectrum user fee to drive telco investment

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Congress needs to legislate a spectrum user fee (SUF) to ensure the sustainability of telecommunications industry development and improve access to the internet. At a House hearing Tuesday, Information and Communications Undersecretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic said the SUF was on the DICT’s wish list when […]

Investigation underway after corruption allegations against WiFi contractor

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Monday that it is set to investigate corruption allegations against SpeedCast International Ltd, a Hong Kong-based firm tapped to implement the government’s free internet connectivity project. The announcement, in a statement issued late Monday, comes after the President’s spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. asked the DICT […]