SKY Cable has stepped up its fight against illegal cable cutting by launching a campaign dubbed “Oplan Kontra Putol” to combat the growing number of intentional cable-cutting incidents that are disrupting internet access and cable services.
The company also condemned the acts of intentional cable cutting by unscrupulous individuals seeking to profit from the activity.
According to SKY chief operating officer Claudia Suarez, the company is actively working with various telcos and pay TV and internet service providers in a concerted effort to curb the rampant cable-cutting activities.
Suarez said: “‘Oplan Kontra Putol’ demonstrates our commitment to provide reliable and uninterrupted internet connection and cable services to our SKY Kapamilyas. Rest assured that we are working closely with local government units and authorities day in and day out to prevent these incidents from happening.”
Network operations head RJ Licup said SKY is working with local authorities in monitoring the streets and barangays for such activities and is being more proactive in taking legal action to put a stop to these criminal acts.
“Intentional cable cutting is a disservice to the Filipinos, especially during this time when people rely heavily upon fast, secure and reliable internet and cable access to go about their daily lives. We appeal to our SKY Kapamilyas and local government authorities to help us in our fight against intentional cable cutting. Our various platforms are available round the clock to receive reports from the public so that we can take the necessary actions to address these service interruptions and restore your services as soon as possible,” Licup stated.
Under Republic Act No. 10515, intentional cable cutting is punishable by law with imprisonment of two years to five years or hefty fines imposed at the discretion of the court.
Concerned citizens may report suspected illegal cable-cutting activities through www.mysky.com.ph/kontraputol or mysky.com.ph/message-us.