FSM Telecom Continues down its Path of Obstructionism

To elaborate, FSMTC continues to thwart and delay procedures to move forward on the implementation of the Open Access Entity thereby delaying the kick-start of fiber services in Chuuk and Yap.

With the unfortunate fact that FSMTC has a mole in Congress, FSMTC is able to be notified of any and all decisions concerning this Fiber Project before they are even brought to the floor.

Yes, fiber has landed in the other States of the FSM however by continuing to deliberately impede or delay the course of legal, legislative, or other procedures, FSMTC is therefore hindering any benefit of the fiber connectivity to the other States indefinitely.

Comments

  • Lol, who's the mole?
  • Ina Chok, I believe we all know who the mole is....lol
  • So a positive outcome has come out of my targeting FSM Telecom. It seems the CEO has finally decided to start reporting to work on a daily basis.

    I've driven by FSM Telecom consistently over the past week and it's come as a surprise that I've seen his corporate car parking in his spot these past few days. Even though he still does not put in the full 8 hours, it seems some effort is finally being put in.

    Lastly, I am not the media, however I do hope the below is taken into consideration before anyone decides to make any comments back-lashing what I have posted.

    Here's how President Barack Obama described his relationship with the media -- and the media's role in covering the White House -- in his final news conference in January:
    "I have enjoyed working with all of you. That does not, of course, mean that I've enjoyed every story that you have filed, but that's the point of this relationship. You're not supposed to be sycophants, you're supposed to be skeptics, you're supposed to ask me tough questions. You're not supposed to be complimentary, but you're supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here, and you have done that."

    And here's former President George W. Bush on the press earlier this year:
    "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an independent media to hold power to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power."
  • Utero, I have never implied that I was Edward Snowden however I do support his path of freedom of information.

    What you need to know is whether or not it is the Chinese or FSM Telecom that will be providing fiber connectivity to Chuuk, it all boils down to regulations and policies. Without these in place, communications will continue to be chaotic and services will deteriorate as it is now.

    I feel for all the other States experiencing these issues but you should also understand that even with fiber in Pohnpei, the lack of a critical mindset to address customer satisfaction continues to derail any new service FSMTC provides.

    That said, with the unfortunate fact that the CEO is against any immediate liberalization of the telecom market, it does not bode well for competition that will guarantee positive benefits for a customer who is at present unhappy with FSMTC services.

    I fully support a transparent FSMTC however at the moment, I am unable to fathom what the hell the person sitting on top of this dog pile is doing and what direction he hopes to achieve. In all seriousness, he needs to get his act together or get out of the way and let someone more attuned to the customers needs and the future of this corporation to take over where he apparently has been unable to succeed in.

    It's not asking for much since all he has done is fill his pockets and force every able employee in FSMTC to resign their posts.
  • Snowden, I hear rumors that FSMTC has finally given in to moving forward with the Fiber Project and the Open Access Entity.
  • What is it that is actually happening or is not happening that has brought this point in time? Who is the CEO of FSMTC that you are referring to?
  • pwilidak, after months and years of the CEO playing stall tactics and undermining the fiber project, yes, the implementation of the fiber project is finally moving forward be it at a very slow pace due to certain conditions that the CEO has forced.

    What he has basically done is hamper progress and place handicaps on the progress of liberalizing the telecom market. So what good is the fiber if nothing new materializes from it or no benefit is gained?
  • Hi Patrick,

    The new CEO is Freddy Perman. This individual was basically hired through nepotism and rose quickly through the ranks via nepotism as well. He now enjoys his safe spot on the mantle of this corporation doing whatever he wishes secure in the fact that nepotism continues to reign by way of his in-law that is chairman of the board for the corporation.

    He has no scruples and lacks any forward thinking that will be positive for the organization. Ask most FSM Telecom employees and they will admit he has done extensive damage to the corporation.

    I have been informed by several credible sources that a chinese businessman, close friend, and business associate of his is actually advising him on how to move forward with the corporation. Of course this should be the case since the CEO has pushed millions of dollars to this businessman through all sorts of purchases from sim cards, recharge cards, two full blown wireless tv networks, a new nation wide cellular network which I am informed did not need to replaced, and finally a new cellular prepaid system.

    There may be other items I did not list but only time will tell.

  • Below is a link to update everyone on the actual plans to implement beneficial services to the people of the FSM.

    https://itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/AsiaPacific/SiteAssets/Pages/Events/2017/Submarine%20Cable/submarine-cables-for-Pacific-Islands-Countries/FSM%20TRA%20presentation%20Fiji%20August%202017.pdf

    Unfortunately, the CEO of FSMTC continues to lobby against any form of liberalization of the telecom market to benefit the people of the FSM.

    You would think that he would be open to a competitive market however I have it under good advisement that his current shortfalls has led him thinking otherwise.
  • What are we dealing with within our Federation? Moving forward the Nation or moving us individually? There are a lot of open doors to the success of our nation, but some doesn't want to enter into the door as it is a dead end for them self, individually. I believe that some major component of our National and State Development plans need to be review and implements all appropriate versions to meet the present situations. We need a through review by our own capable people with the help of the trusted partner of our government as we see fits. You don't have to agree with me, but you need to make positive suggestions.
  • Good day my bro Melvin, where have you been lately?
  • I was hiding in the sea cells as no one wants to believe me anymore. I try my very best now to be back in our sunrise. lol
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