Budapest, November 11 (MTI) – The government plans to introduce a low-cost basic internet service, drop the VAT on internet services to 18 percent and develop free wifi in all towns and villages, daily Magyar Idők said citing unnamed government sources on Wednesday.

Based on the findings of a public consultation about the internet and talks with market players, interest representation bodies in the sector and civil organisations, a bill is under preparation about “net neutrality”. The cabinet is also working on a comprehensive digital public education strategy, the paper said.

A programme is planned to develop wifi networks in all educational institutions, a digital child protection scheme will be set up to protect minors and tax allowances will be offered to Hungarian startups, the paper added.


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