SkyCable Broadband: The Best Internet Service Provider in the Philippines?
Sky Broadband recently invited a bunch of media peeps to enjoy internet speeds of up to 112 mbps somewhere in Rockwell.
While I wasn’t able to attend the event, Jayvee was kind enough to share his experience: downloading a 2GB+ game in only 20 minutes. His download speed went as high as 8 megabytes per second.
Really Fast Internet Comes at a Price
So how much would it cost for this kind of speed and reliability? First you have to be a resident of the Hidalgo building in Rockwell. Then you have to pay Sky ₱20,000 every month for a 112 mbps connection.
Then again, if you can spend ₱125,000 (or
a quarter-million pesos an eighth of a million) just on rent, I’m pretty sure you can afford SkyCable’s super-duper special plan. After all, if you’re spending ₱1.5 million annually for living space, ₱240,000 for your internet connection doesn’t sound too expensive does it?
Few Complaints About Sky Broadband
We’ve all heard complaints about Globe’s, Smart’s, Sun’s, and PLDT’s so-called “broadband” services, and reports where connection speeds are slow, unreliable, or simply don’t work.
Yet I’ve rarely encountered negative feedback about Sky Broadband. The only problem? The ISP doesn’t boast the same coverage as its competitors. I’ve long waited for Sky Broadband to extend its service to my area.
I do have experiences with Sky, and they’ve always been great. My sister and her family recently moved to a new house, in an area supported by the service provider. I would always take a trip to her place whenever I had to download large files, since her connection was much faster than mine.
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