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  • Alrighty then, I've just been informed CEO finally reported to work around 3ish pm today, 12/18/2017. Unfortunately, we don't know whether he is physically there or driving around like he did last week.
  • Okay, I'd like to continue this thread by asking anyone with knowledge of the CEO's attendance to email me on a daily basis with regards to his daily attendance. This basically provides support for my accusations on his callous attitude towards att…
  • So get this, Palau just rocketed past FSM with the activation of its Fiber this month while Chuuk and Yap stood idly by waiting for what should have been a simple process of having OAE take over bandwidth wholesale. So not only is Palau overtakin…
  • Thank you TruthIsThat for the post above. It is interesting to see how much Palau believes the significance of fiber connectivity is to their country. Furthermore, I believe it is commendable to see they are actually putting remnants of rope from …
  • That is very unfortunate Aqualen. I have it under good advisement from very reliable sources that the new CEO for FSMTC has been lobbying the President for quite some time now to change certain aspects of OAE and related World Bank conditions which…
  • All will be revealed once liberalization commences.
  • Sinbad, as I have stated previously, it is an unfortunate fact that the chairman is the CEO's in-law. I have been informed that he was disclosed several abuses of corporate policy by the CEO yet did not follow through on any action. In our FSM cul…
  • You people have such low expectations regarding FSMTC. I honestly believe that FSMTC can make millions in net operating income if a proper rate strategy is put in place. That said, it is due to the unwillingness of the CEO to put in his full 80 hr…
  • butterfinger, unfortunately, you will continue to experience issues until your fiber link is activity and even then, you may continue to suffer issues. As a long time customer for FSMTC in Pohnpei, I will tell you that fiber has brought speed but i…
  • Below is an excerpt from the document TruthIsThat posted above. In the bold and underlined section, it states that the corporation has been experiencing a loss for the last 9 years. Well, shouldn't that be expected when the current CEO does not re…
  • Yes Sinbad, we are all sinners, some more so than others.
  • Sinbad, I copied the below from a previous post. As you can see from, there are figures showing loss. As for the board member boasting about Pohnpei and Chuuk making profit, let us see some figures. All in all, FSMTC is one corporation serving…
  • Butterfinger, you are correct in your assessment. From what I have been told, every cell phone call has to go through Pohnpei no matter where you are located. If you Yap finally has 3G or is upgrading your 3G, it will definitely impact calls as yo…
  • xctms, while I do agree with you that the salary is low considering other Telcos salaries one must consider the fact that FSMTC is a monopoly therefore it should be a given that this corporation would be a continuing success and a flagship model. T…
  • Yes Sinbad, you are probably right however I also believe it is the inaccessibility of these funds at the state level created the driving force behind this independence movement.
  • @RichardAndrewClark, I commend you on bringing up a sensitive topic that pretty much needs to be addressed. Yes, the matter of donations is a big issue and one that is rampant through out the FSM. In all seriousness and no offense to any particula…
  • Kinen, it is exactly that type of mentality that allows corruption and abuse of power to flourish in this Nation of ours.
  • Kinen, it is exactly that type of mentality that allows corruption and abuse of power to flourish in this Nation of ours.
  • Kinen, LeBron deserves to get paid his millions. Please don't compare him to the CEO for FSMTC, it is a total given why LeBron would have a higher salary than trump.
  • xectms, I am with you on all but one of the items you stated which is the last but not least one. As documented in another post, since 2012, FSMTC has been on a downward spiral. The huge losses began when the new management took over and seems to …
  • IronYouth, it seems like you are dead set on your opinions and there is no way to dissuade you from them even though you have been provided relevant facts.
  • SerekinNoufich, if you want to resort to calling names then you are the stupid one. You expect to secede without any sort of negative repercussions? First of all, the trust fund is the FSM's, Chuuk did not invest its money in it, the Nation did. …
  • Not to seem negative but looking at it from a purely technical perspective, wouldn’t Chuuk automatically forfeit all its rights, including their portion of the trust fund since technically, Chuuk would be abandoning the Nation?
  • Basic Rules of Parliament, a member cannot unilaterally decide on its own a sensitive decision that would affect the party as a whole. Chuuk can decide to vote for secession however the final decision for Chuuk to actually secede is if 2 more State…
  • IronYouth, I strongly believe Chuuk State has the legal right to vote on whether it wants to secede from the Nation, don't get me wrong on that however once Chuuk does actually vote to secede. Then and only then can the Supreme Court intervene prov…
  • Ok, this is probably starting to sound like a broken record but I would not be supporting this discussion if I were to not report back that the new CEO has decided to stop warming his chair in the CEO office of FSMTC. In all seriousness, how does o…
  • IronYouth, can you identify specifically where in the Constitution it actually states that secession from the FSM is a possibility? I am not for nor am I against secession however we need to be practical when it comes to ideas that confuse the publ…
  • Yes, it is unfortunate. I believe the pretense behind the creation of this foreign investment was to avoid foreign entities from competing with existing local services that our local businesses are providing. Regrettably, this is no longer the cas…
  • mickjagger, during those years, foreign investment was strictly controlled by the National Government. Presently, foreign investment is controlled by the State Level which has caused havoc in the system and has allowed foreigners to compete against…
  • IronYouth, Sandman is correct. FSM Supreme Court cannot interfere in the secession process unless a case regarding secession of Chuuk is filed in its Court. There should be a clear understanding regarding the separation of powers within government…
  • IronYouth, you are missing the point. This is a democracy which has to have a majority of all the States of the FSM agree to Chuuk seceding. Chuuk cannot on its own decide to secede without the other 3 States taking part in the decision making pro…
  • IronYouth, I don't know what America or its president's opinion will be regarding Chuuk's secession however your statement regarding majority vote is true. Only one thing faulty regarding that assumption, will we the People of the FSM as a majority…
  • AntiColoniast, it seems the losses you stated started exactly when the new CEO and COO of FSMTC took over the corporation. As for the administrative expenses, I wonder what the actual figure would be had FSM Congress not consecutively put up severa…
  • Interesting article below: tfbmicronesia.com/articles/2015/2/7/fsm-department-of-justice-responds-to-tadasy-wainit Has there been any opinion coming out of the Chuuk Delegation in Congress? Wouldn't secession basically cause the elimination of …
  • I don't think its my place to say whether or not Chuuk should secede however what needs to be known is the fact that this would set a precedence that would undermine everything the FSM and US has been working on. If this should succeed, what would …
  • AntiColonialist, there is very little known regarding this project. What I have been informed on this though is that FSMTC was awarded the rights to the project of implementing Cellular Services to the Outer Islands of Chuuk. What does surprise me…
  • Tokyo, you are entitled to your own opinions as am I. I have google to enlighten me on anything and everything ADSL or 3G which is quite a vast vault of information and should not be considered elementary. Not only that, I do have quite a few well…
  • AntiColonialist , FSM Congress Resolution 20-53: Approving an accepting a grant from the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) in the amount of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 12,000,000 as additional funding, to fund the F…
  • Sinbad, what we need to understand is that FSMTC is serving only a fraction of the population of the FSM due to their high service rates as well as their inability to expand into services into rural areas. As for the subject of OAE profiting, the O…
  • Sinbad, you bring up a good argument and I digress that I do not have significant information to respond regarding competition as the delay in the implementation of the fiber and of OAE has caused this project to lose traction and therefore any real…
  • True that atollboy691. It sounds like something that I've been ranting about recently.
  • Sinbad, what needs to be understood is that competition promotes business and therefore increases the likelihood of a larger customer base. With the liberalization of the telecom market, it forces the competition to focus on the customer needs and …
  • TruthIsThat, you are right when you stated FSMTC is ill equipped to face competition. I was informed by a credible source that FSMTC was offered a way out of competing in the telecom market. The World Bank did not want to see our local telco be th…
  • TruthIsThat, thank you for posting this topic. It supports what I have been saying all along. FSMTC's previous lobbying against OAE as well as the World Bank's conditions has caused a significant delay to the implementation of the fiber for Chuuk …
  • @Garim, it is unfortunate for Yap to have all these issues however believe me when I say that it is not just Yap, it is all the 4 States that have land line issues as well as ADSL and 3G. Even though Pohnpei has the fiber, we still have land line i…
  • @sinbad, yes, I am hoping that the only thing that comes out of addressing the issues with FSM Telecom is a positive outcome. It's good to know that utilizing this forum as a medium to address situations of much concern does have its benefits as we…
  • @curiousone, as someone who has been through the recruitment process, I will tell you that recruiters will say and do anything to bag a potential soldier. They have a number or quota to meet regularly which means they have no scruples when it comes…
  • 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-Isl…
  • 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 …
  • 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. …