- 10 Nov 2016 8:00 AM
Deutsch told a press conference in Balatonfüred, in western Hungary, that monthly fees for the internet will fall thanks to a reduction in VAT on internet services. Internet costs are expected to decline by 7-10% in Hungary from January.
The reduced fee will enable far more people to use internet, he added. The commissioner also said that a Digital Prosperity Basic Package will be available from next January with a reduced price for those who have never used the internet.
In Hungary, 21 % of people between the ages of 16 and 74 - around 1.5 million people -- have had no access to the internet.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
MTI photo: Bodnár Boglárka