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    ISPAN has decided to increase the cost of internet access by up to Rs 300 per month.

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    In response to the Nepal Electricity AuthorityR7;s (NEA) decision to increase the rate for electricity poles, providers have chosen to hike the price of internet service.

    Sudhir Parajuli, chairman of the Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN), has announced that the organisation has decided to raise the price of internet services in the country.

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    β€œWe have decided to increase internet prices in line with the rise in power pole leasing fees by Rs 500 by the National Electricity Authority. β€œThe price of internet has increased by Rs 150 per month in regions and by Rs 300 per month in rural areas,” he explained.

    The National Electricity Authority had previously charged Rs 250 per pole. However, the National Electricity Authority (NEA) decided last year to boost the cost charged to providers to Rs 750 per pole.

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    NEA had issued a notification in the name of the ISPAN and internet entrepreneurs a few days prior, requesting that they come in for renewal by paying the mandated price by October 1st.

    Parajuli said that the ISPAN had submitted a revised fare rate to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, which had the increase (NTA). β€œAs soon as the NTA authorises the new rate, we will begin billing clients at the new rate,” Parajuli explained.

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