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Argentina is freezing cellular, internet, and television tariffs as they are considered essential services

August 22, 2020

The Argentine government has frozen tariffs on cellular, landline, internet and television services as these are considered essential services amid this pandemic.

The Decree on Necessity and Urgency (DNU) published on Friday takes into account “essential and strategic public services in competition” of these services and therefore suspends “any price increase or change in them” until December 31st.

The decree criticizes the dismantling of the sector’s legislation during the previous presidency, “abandoning the idea of ​​access to the latter as a human right and, contrary to the provisions of the constitution, leaving it to the law of supply and demand as a simple commodity.” National”.

Argentina is freezing cellular, internet, and television tariffs as they are considered essential servicesArgentina is freezing cellular, internet, and television tariffs as they are considered essential services

“There is a need to restore the normative tools that enable all residents of the nation to have access to information and communication technologies (ICT), and also to develop accessible and inclusive plans that ensure compulsory universal service.” “argues.

The Argentine Ministry of Health this Saturday reported 65 new deaths and 8,159 new positive results recorded in the country in the past 24 hours. So there are a total of 6,795 deaths and 329,043 infections.

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