Using the internet may become up to 30 per cent costlier as the Department of Telecom issued corrigendum
to the new telecom licences agreement bringing revenue from these services under its cess net.
As per the initial version of the Unified Licence on August 2,
DoT had exempted internet services revenue from adjusted gross revenue (AGR) --
part of telecom company's earnings on which annual licence fee is levied.
Under the new licences, telecom operators (including Internet Services Providers) will
have to pay uniform licence fee of 8% annually on AGR.
The Internet Service Providers Association of India has warned the step would lead to hike in consumer rates by up to 30%.
Petrol, diesel, gas, gold, house hold items, commodities & now Internet
Making sh*t of all these mms/khangress