Senator Imee Marcos slammed the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the perennially slow internet speed in the country.
On Wednesday, June 17, the Ilocano politiko criticized the DICT for its “seeming lack of urgency” in improving the Wi-Fi services for Filipinos.
“Let’s level up, DICT! The Philippines is Asia’s laggard when it comes to internet speed, at only 3.5 mbps. Upgrading the country’s digital capacity is urgent and long overdue,” said Marcos.
“A robust digital economy is our hope for a post-COVID future! Slow internet speed plus limited online access equals a sluggish economy and a sorry standard of living, more so for local government units in more remote areas of the country,” she added.