Cable TV operators and internet service providers have warned to shut down their services across the country if the city corporations in the capital city continue to remove hanging wires without taking any alternative measure.
They have said they will not provide internet and cable TV services from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every day from October 18, reports Somoy News.
They issued the warning at a press conference in the National Press Club on Monday.
They set a deadline of October 17 to resolve the ongoing problems.
The service providers also made a five-point demand at the conference.
The demands are--
- No hanging wire can be removed until the last mile cable issue is permanently resolved.
- A committee consisting of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh, Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) and City Corporations will have to conduct a field level investigation to ensure the setting up of the last mile cable.
- The prices of internet and cable TV services should be fixed by the ministry concerned at all levels.
- The government should fix the price of NTTN to provide low-cost internet and cable TV services at the consumer level.
- Arrangements need to be made to verify that the NTTN has the capability to ensure uninterrupted services at the customer level.