Parliament approved a 10 percent increase in the share of Internet companies. The parliament also passed a clause banning any increase in Internet prices. Three thousand billion tomans of revenue increase for the payment of shares of Internet companies will be allocated to IRIB, Iran Telecommunication and content production in cyberspace.
The bill called for a 10 percent increase in government shareholdings from operators, and the government would have to pay part of it to radio and communications. According to the Minister of Communications, the tax increase will lead to a 100% increase in the price of the Internet, because, according to him, Internet companies have had a low profit margin and it is not possible to increase their taxes without raising the final price.
Although various expert analyzes showed that the approval of this issue is to the detriment of users and even calls into question the decision of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace regarding the 2% share of the Internet in the household basket, but today (Saturday) the parliament approved this decision in public. رساند. The decree states that “government royalties and share fees from carriers (operators) providing telecommunication services will be increased by ten percent (10%) and will be deposited in the general revenue account of line 130404 with the General Treasury.”
Three thousand billion tomans of revenue from this measure will be allocated to “Radio and Television” to “monitor” the content of cyberspace to “Iran Telecommunication Company” to develop home Internet to “compete” and compete with satellite Internet, as well as content production in cyberspace Found.
Also, the clause of this note, which was previously approved by the parliament and based on which it had banned any increase in internet prices, has been removed from the resolution. It seems that the pressure to supply this 3 thousand billion tomans will be from the pockets of the people.
The Minister of Communications, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, had warned several times before that the approval of this proposal by the MPs would increase the price of the Internet, and asked the MPs to consult with the officials before making these decisions.
In recent years, the Ministry of Communications had not allowed the price of the Internet to increase, although this approach had its pros and cons. However, the rise in Internet prices in 1400, and years later, seems certain.