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I found this interesting "piece" that can sum up key Internet issues in the Philippines forwarded by PREGINET (Philippine Research Education and Government Information Network). Basically, any regular Internet user in the Philippines has to deal with one major problem - why is the Internet so slow? There is domestic traffic but all this traffic is being sent out of the country before returning to the Philippines. Bottom line is - the Philippines needs to set up a local Internet exchange. The piece below is a proposal by Kitskoo.com and sums up the required principles and solution for an Internet exchange market in the Philippines. It is vendor-driven (I have to agree with Bani Lara from PREGINET) but the observations are clear. If they work, then the Philippines should introduce the concept.
Here is also a piece from the Digital Filipino: