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BTRC bans free internet for social media


BTRC bans free internet for social media

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered the mobile phone operators and other telecom service providers to end totally or partially free internet data for social media use, local media reported.

The operators have begun implementing the order issued by the BTRC that cited unhealthy competition between the companies as a reason behind the decision.

The BTRC also said in letters dated Jul 14 to the companies that “some dishonest people” were carrying out “unnecessary” criminal activities on social media by using the free services.

The information ministry had dictated the BTRC to ban free internet for social media in order to ensure safe internet and maintain normal market competition, said Zakir Hossain Khan, a spokesman for the commission.

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