The United Telecommunications Company of Georgia (UTC) can not impose fees on internet service subscribers for high-frequency internet services, says Gela Butbaia, head of the Strategic Development and Competition Department of the National Communications Commission.
"If providers appeal against imposing 13.5 GEL fee on the use of broadband resources, the commission will investigate the fairness of the fee, which will become the basis for defining a tariff limit", says Butbaia.
The UTC will impose a 13.5 GEL fee (VAT excluding) on providers of internet services on June 18.
Iva Martiashvili, Deputy Director General of UTG, says the currently internet providers pay 3 GEL.
Martiashvili says the introduction of the new tariff is inevitable. If UTC fails to impose the fee on providers, service subscribers will have to pay the difference.