A recent article in the BBC News revealed the average broadband prices in 30 countries. The Philippines was not included in the list but it’s noteworthy to point out the ones who made it.
In that survey, Japan leads the way in broadband prices with $0.22 (or roughly Php 9.90 at Php45:$1) per megabit per second. Pretty cheap, huh? Well, they’re running on fiber to residential areas there.
The list is followed by — Sweden $10.79 (Php485.55), Denmark $11.11 (Php499.95), Switzerland $12.53 (Php563.85), US $15.93 (Php716.85), France $16.36 (Php736.2), Netherlands $16.85 (Php758.25), New Zealand $16.86 (Php758.7), Italy $17.63 (Php793.35), Ireland $18.18 (Php818.1) and Finland $19.49 (Php877.05)., The most expensive broadband connection cost is in Turkey with $81.13 (Php3,650.85) per megabit per second.
How about the Philippines? Let’s see — Globelines Broadband is Php1495.00 for 1Mbps; PLDT myDSL costs Php1,995 for 1.2Mbps, Eastern’s evo DSL at Php1,600 and Bayan DSL costs Php1,699 for 1Mbps.
That brings the average broadband price at Php1,616 ($35.91). IMO, not bad. Though I really think the CIR should be closer to the advertised 1Mbps.