CCOAB, ISPAB adamant on shutting down internet for 3hrs since Sun
Published: 02:04 PM, 16 October 2020 Updated: 03:19 PM, 16 October 2020
Excess wire hanging in different areas of DSCC is being cut; Photo: Collected
Internet and cable TV (DISH) connections across the country will be shut down for three hours every day from next Sunday, ISPAB and CCOAB said. They are still adamant in their decision to protest the removal of the hanging cables.
Meanwhile, internet service providers in different areas are informing customers through SMS and e-mail on their mobile phones. For example, Link-3 Technology has sent e-mails to customers stating that “internet service will be shut down from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every day from October 18.”
On August 10, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Fazle Noor Taposh announced that South City would be wire-free by December. As part of this, both DSCC and DNCC took the initiative to cut the hanging wire from different areas in the capital.
Nazmul Karim Bhuiyan, director of the Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), said, “We are not in favor of shutting down internet services." However, the city corporation says that we have to take alternative measures. However, there is no such alternative in Dhaka city.”
However, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam has been consulting with the service providers, determining each area or road and is gradually removing the hanging wire. In DNCC, several roads in Sector 4 of Uttara and hanging cables on both sides of Gulshan Avenue Road have already been removed.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the two organizations providing Internet and DIS services set a deadline of October 17 to the city corporation authorities to resolve the ongoing problem.