Sometimes, amid all the whining and cursing over the price of Internet services in Lebanon and their notoriety when it comes to reliability, we fail to notice a few positive changes which seem way overdue.
One nice initiative was the free WIFI connections now available in public gardens. It might not have benefited you directly though, seeing how few public gardens we still have!). Another one was approved this week by the cabinet, and this one, Telecom Minister Nicola Sehanoui believes will directly benefit the 122,000 DSL subscribers in Lebanon.
Here are the details
- Unlimited usage at night, from 12:00AM till 7:00AM
- Charged for every 100 extra megabytes, instead of a full gigabyte (i.e. if you exceed your quota, you’ll pay for an extra 100MB versus a full 1GB, which means 0.4$ instead of 4$ at one time)
- Comes into effect as soon as it is published in the official newspaper (jareedeh el rasmiyyeh)
- Is for the public sector only, but of course the private ISPs who haven’t already done that, will follow soon to be able to stay competitive
So, whether its your “university lectures” or naughtier version of “university lectures” Save downloading them till after midnight and save up on your megabytes.
Sources: @NicolaSehnaoui, Annahar Newspaper