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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hungarian Netizens prepare for protests over Internet tax

Over 30,000 internet citizens or users otherwise known as netizens in Hungary may be warming up for a protest over the government tax on the internet come Sunday, November 2, 2014, reports ITRealms.

As confirmed by Viktor Orban, the government has advanced plans to tax internet users from the beginning of 2015, according to a bill submitted to Hungary's parliament on last Tuesday.

ITRealms recalls that a few days ago, the Hungary said it would charge Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 150 forints (around 60 US cents or N99.39 in Nigeria) for each gig transferred. Hungary shifted 1,150PB in 2013, and 18PB in mobile data, according to figures from consultancy eNet and TheRegister.

Also, the government was reported as saying that the tax is no different to the levies it collects from telecos for long-distance calls, and there will be an upper limit to the download tithe, but would be set soon.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) @HUNGARY
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