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The Con­sumer Coun­cil of Fiji wel­comes the move by the three telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pa­nies, Tele­com Fiji Lim­ited, Voda­fone Fiji, and Dig­i­cel to ab­sorb the new data levy of 10 cents for ev­ery gi­ga­byte used by their cus­tomers.

The levy came into ef­fect when Par­lia­ment passed the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Amend­ment Bill last week.

This is good news for all Fi­jian in­ter­net users as they will not face the trickle-down ef­fect of the new levy. The In­ter­net Ser­vice Providers (ISP) were able to neu­tralise the costs due to the ter­mi­na­tion of the voice levy rate of one per cent by the Gov­ern­ment on Au­gust 1, 2019 and the review and re­duc­tion in land­ing cost paid by ISP to access FINTEL’s cable land­ing sta­tions. “We com­mend the ef­forts of th­ese ser­vice providers who have al­ready com­mit­ted to en­sure the bur­den of pay­ing the levy is not passed on to consumers and en­cour­age other ISPs to en­sure the same” Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Seema Shandil said. Source: Con­sumer Coun­cil of Fiji

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