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Gov’t Calls on MCI, Irancell to Reverse Internet Price Hike

Gov’t Calls on MCI, Irancell to Reverse Internet Price HikeGov’t Calls on MCI, Irancell to Reverse Internet Price Hike

After mobile operators MCI and MTN-Irancell more than doubled the price of their internet services, the government has called on them to reverse the price hike that can curb Iranians' access to the internet. 
Two weeks ago, Mobile Telecommunications Company of Iran and MTN-Irancell increased internet prices by 100%.
As per the law, the Communication Regulatory Authority, which is affiliated to the ICT Ministry, sets prices for communication services and ratifies a price hike. However, when MCI and Irancell had applied for a price hike permit, CRA had rejected them.
Following the price increase, CRA chief, Hossein Fallah Joshaghani, took to Twitter two weeks ago to criticize the move. He called the price increase an “infringement”, declaring that customers “must be reimbursed” and the internet operators should be fined. 

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