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Weak Internet Faced by 31% of Philippine Home Schoolers: Polls

PHILIPPINE STAR / MIGUEL DE GUZMAN

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, nearly one-third of Filipino families whose members take school classes online have inadequate internet connectivity.

A November survey of 1,500 adults across the country found that 31% of families with online distance learners had weak ties. According to pollster SWS, a total of 68% have strong or fair ties, most of them on the main island of Luzon in the metropolitan area.

In the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s largest telecommunications providers are rapidly boosting capital spending as competition shifts to servicing people who work or study at home. PLDT Inc. announced on March 4 that it will spend a record 92 billion pesos ($ 1.9 billion) this year, and rival Globe Telecom Inc. reached a record high of 70 billion pesos in February. I announced that.

An estimated 4.7 million Filipino households have members of an online distance learning program, according to a SWS report. According to the survey, 9 out of 10 families spend an average of 901 pesos per month on Internet services, and 56% use prepaid connections.

The Philippines has the second highest number of COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia. It reported 3,045 new cases on Friday. This is the best daily tally since October 16th. – Bloomberg



Weak Internet Faced by 31% of Philippine Home Schoolers: Polls

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