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Hungary wants to tax 50 cents euro each giga Internet that is consumed

Hungary wants to tax 50 cents euro each giga Internet that is consumed

Hungary is finalizing the implementation of a new tax that will tax the transfer of data over the Internet and they will pay telecommunications providers, which are expected to affect the end customers themselves.
Specifically, the telecoms will have to pay 150 Forints (about 50 cents) for gigabyte (GB) consumed in data traffic, and although the government estimates some 65 million euros will be raised. The truth is that you go to over 570 million in revenue in 2013 and 1.168 million gigabytes were consumed in the country, and this year is expected to grow, as recorded by Reuters.
Given this as the protests have been expected, especially on social networks, where users Hungarians believe that this tax will end up impacting them directly on the price they pay for the Internet connection.
The Telecommunications and Electronics Association complains country arguing that the "dramatic" new tax threatens to undermine the planned investments in network infrastructure, broadband, and asked that the proposal be withdrawn.
It also indicates that "the real losers are not tax Internet internet business but also its clients, customers, and all the Hungarians now access the same services, but much more expensive."
One of the leaders against the government tax, Balazs Nemes said that "only the darkest dictatorships want to control the Internet, either financially or by imposing its power. In most developed countries, access to broadband Internet is considered as part of human rights. We pay VAT, Internet service providers pay corporate taxes, then what justifies making the Web a luxury when we ask for basic things like medical appointments, manage college applications or use banking online? ".
The debate is open in the country and remains the definitive approval of the levy, further, if need receive the support of the political majority of the country, could be blocked or appealed by the European Union.