LATEST PATTERNS ON NEW FSM TELECOM CHARGES
"Can a Dwarf swallow a Giant?" that is the essence of what FSMTC is putting itself into when they started operating under the new tariffs without properly setting their house in order. See this link about a survey made to 67 top State and National leaders throughout the States of Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae conducted by TC&I et al in 2009: http://www.fsmpio.fm/announcements/Survey_of_State_Leaders_on_Telecommunications_and_FSMTC-FINAL_for_Distribution.pdf
the rational behind the survey is good, however, FSMTC policies should be realistic within the frameworks of this survey. with the new rates such as .25 cents per operor 411-call as compare to zero from previous year, it is extremely unfathomable. Comparing the number of households in Pohnpei for instance, 4.5 avaerge households x 10,000 homes x 25 cents with an average of 4 operator 411-calls per week per home, FSMTC will realize $120,000 on 411-calls per year in one State alone not to mention the 25% increase on land lines, cell uses, etc.
My point is that their services are instead of getting better after all the new revenue they are collecting, its still remains mediocre at best. See number 8 in the survey for instance which 84% of leaders think FSMTC responds to repairs are Horrible is evidence that something should be done. It is no longer a picnic anymore, FSMTC needs to wake up and perform like they should. I bet you that after all these years since 2009 and after all the new revenue collections, the number will still remain the same or even worst, I bet you......after all, the most basic form of FSMTC mission is to provide good cusomer services, they are not even close to the basics yet. how can this be taken seriously. I don't know, it all depends on management and their robust ways of thinking. PLEASE, STEP UP TO THE PLATE FSMTC!