Current Issues

FICTAP's Initial Comments on the National Broadband Plan (Senate Resolution #28)

This submission pertains to the request to provide suggestions regarding the National Broadband Plan / SRN 28 (A Resolution Directing the Appropriate Senate Committee to Conduct an Inquiry, in Aid of Legislation, on the Status of E-government Agencies).

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FICTAP's Initial Comments on the Draft Subtitute Bill Amending Commonwealth Act #146

This submission pertains to the request to provide inputs on the draft substitute bill to HBs 4389, 4468, 4501, 4787 and 4996 entitled "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC UTILITY, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 146, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “PUBLIC SERVICE ACT,” AS AMENDED".

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Congress Bill for Pole Attachments Acts of 2015

This bill seeks to regulate the use of utility poles, related support structures and rights of way for the transmission of TV or telecommunications signals, as well as the rates, terms and conditions for pole attachments under a just and reasonable framework, and hereby authorizing the National Telecommunications Commission as the implementing body.

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Senate Bill for Pole Attachments Acts of 2015

An Act regulating Poles, Pole Attachments, and for other purposes.

This bill is anchored on the State's recognition of the vital role of communication and information in nation building.

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IRR on the Anti-Cable Television & Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013

Subject: Implementing Rules and Regulations on Republic Act 10515 or the Anti-Cable Television and Cablen Internet Tapping Act of 2013.

Pursuant to Section 7 of Republic Act No. 10515 and in line with the provisions of Executive Order Nos. 546 and 205, Act 3846 (Radio Control Law) as amended, Act 146 (Public Service Act) as amended, the National Telecommunications Commission hereby adopts and promulgates the following Rules and Regulations to implement the aforesaud law.

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Promoting & Regulating the Operation of Cable TV in the Philippines

It is often observed that the law lags behind sweeping social and technological developments of the time which significantly redefine our ways of living. In such circumstances, the law has to keep abreast with these changes in order to maintain its preservative and regulatory function in society.

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R.A 10515: An Act Prohibiting & Penalizing Unauthorized Interception

An Act Prohibiting & Penalizing Unauthorized Interception, Reception or Use of any Signal or Service Over a Cable Television System or Cable Internet System And/Or Network, and for other purposes.

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Comparison Pole Attachment Fee Formula

The draft for the "Pole Attachments Act of 2012" was developed after a thorough review of the relevant foreign legislation and jurisprudence and with considerable inputs from the FICTAP board and other industry stakeholders. It was written in such a way that would best address the various industry concerns and within a just and reasonable framework. The primary benefits of the proposed law are as follows.

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Pole Attachments Act of 2012

An act regulating poles, pole attachments and for other purposes. Be enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled.

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Pole Attachments Act of 2012 - Explanatory Note

This bill seeks to regulate the use of utility poles, related support structures and rights of way for the transmission of TV or telecommunications signals, as well as the rates, terms and conditions for pole attachments under a just and reasonable framework, and hereby authorizing the National Telecommunications Commission as the implementing body.

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