The Ministry of Justice is looking for ways to increase the collection of all government revenues, and to maintain the positive fiscal result in 2015. The new maneuver to be adopted will be to adjust the rates collected by the Telecommunications Inspection Fund (Fistel), resulting in more expensive phone and internet bills by the end of this year. Check out more details in the article below.
What is the Telecommunications Inspection Fund?
Fistel is an accounting fund responsible for collecting the Installation Inspection fees and the Operating Inspection Fee, both charged by Anatel. Currently, all operators pay $ 26 for activation of each telephone and internet line (installation inspection fee), and $ 13 annually for each line to continue operating (operation inspection fee). Revenue generated from these fees is reverted to consumer services and passed on to the Ministry of Justice. The Telecommunications Inspection Fund also receives investments from the sector and from the federal government. The Ministry of Communications, for example, wants to grant credit to Fiestel in exchange for investments in optical fiber in more distant and less commercial regions. However, the Ministry of Justice is about to reverse this scenario.
More expensive internet and phone bill
In 2014, the two rates mentioned above were responsible for raising R $ 8,488 billion to the National Treasury. According to the Ministry of Justice, rates have had to go through readjustment and corrections for accumulated inflation over the past 17 years. Both Fistel rates have not been readjusted since 1998. If the ministry's correction were applied, the increase would be 283% over both rates. With the new adjustment operators will be required to pay R $ 73.58 for the activation of a line, and R $ 36.79 for annual maintenance, values ??that would be fragmented among consumers.
Ministry of Communications against readjustment
Rising charges will have an instant impact on phone and internet bills, enabling investments in the industry and contracting the telecommunications market. As mentioned above, the Ministry of Communications intends to expand the Broadband for All program, which should cover 95% of the country's population with internet service through optical fiber.
According to data from the syndicate of telecommunications companies (SindiTelebrasil), the average value per mobile phone account in the country was $ 18.00 per month in 2014. The average value of the minute fell from $ 0.28 in 2009 to $ 0.14 in 2014. The increase in Fistel rates will certainly revert these values ??directly to the consumer's pocket. According to the National Telecommunications Agency itself (Anatel), the increase in prices in the sector has a direct impact on the use of services by consumers. Now wait to watch the outcome of this impasse.
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