In a rare move, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Wednesday announced a 37.5 percent cut in internet prices for offices and homes across the country.
Acting Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Mohammad Fahim Hashemi said that after this announcement, all those internet services provider companies which are purchasing internet from the state-run Afghan Telecom will receive 1MB unlimited internet service for $60 while it was at least $96 in the past.
Chairman of state-owned Afghan Telecom Company said that lack of infrastructures and high costs of security for the telecommunication sector were the main reasons for higher prices of internet services in the country.
“You will see that we will bring internet services to people’s houses in the near future. This will be a very cheap internet and you will have your 3G and 4G internet. The DSL system cannot meet today’s demand. We are also working on the delivery of fiber technology for homes,” said Ajmal Ayan, head of Afghan Telecom.
According to statistics of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, 62 companies are providing internet services in different capacities across Afghanistan.