ADSL & Broadband charges to go down

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The government has focused its attention towards reducing ADSL and Broadband Internet charges in the island.

Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Pelpita said that discussions were already underway with phone companies and other relevant institutions in that regard.

The aim of reducing these charges is to increase the number of ADSL and Broadband Internet service users. According to the TRC, these charges are currently expensive.

Meanwhile, the TRC has decided to implement a programme to develop high speed Broadband Internet services which would encompass the entire island.

The TRC chief also noted that this project would be implemented to cover all electorates. The cost of the endeavour is estimated at 150 million US dollars and is due to be launched next year. World Bank is to provide the aid for the purpose.

The TRC chief added that tenders for the purpose would be called at an international level.