ISPs reach agreement with DSCC, withdraw internet shutdown | The Daily Star
02:00 PM, October 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:05 PM, October 18, 2020

ISPs reach agreement with DSCC, withdraw internet shutdown

Internet service providers and cable operators have withdrawn their decision to shut down their services across the country as they reached an agreement with the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) today.

The Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and The Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh (COAB) took the decision after a meeting with the Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.

The meeting took place at the Nagar Bhaban this noon.

"The mayor assured us that DSCC will stop removing our cables from now on. So, we have withdrawn our shutdown," MA Hakim, president of ISPAB, told The Daily Star today.

"Moreover, we don't have to seek permission from the DSCC to dig the roads to replace our cables underground," he added.

Last night, the ISPAB and the COAB postponed their decision to shut down their services across the country for three hours every day, for a week after an emergency meeting with the Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar at 6:00pm yesterday to resolve the issue.

Earlier, on October 12, Internet service providers and cable operators threatened to shut down their services across the country for three hours -- from 10:00am to 1:00pm -- every day from October 18 if their demands are not met after DSCC started removing overhead cables.

 

 

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