Think Of That: Broadband in Lebanon, at last ? (Part 2)

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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Broadband in Lebanon, at last ? (Part 2)

It seems the Lebanese government has finally decided to give the Lebanese citizen a break and reduce the telecommunication tariffs. In a recent article by The Daily Star* (issued today), the Minister of Telecommunications declared that a bill to lower Lebanon’s Cellular phone tariffs is to be submitted to cabinet in a couple of weeks. It seems that in a few months, “the new government would review plans to reduce land line rates and introduce high speed internet to Lebanon, where most consumers depend on sluggish dial-up services.

At last, a ray of hope, but does this mean that we’re going to have fast, reliable internet access before the end of 2005? Taking into consideration previous delarations by the government concerning any reduction of tariffs, I wouldn’t bet my life on it.
Hopefully, I’m wrong this time.

* The Daily Star article can be found here.


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