Writing for the Verizon-owned SugarString “news” site, Nick Douglas begins:
Hungary’s parliament is considering a bill that would impose a tax on internet use, a hefty 150 forints (US $0.62) per gigabyte. And the internet is pissed.
An internet traffic tax is an innovation tax, and any such tax, no matter how small, would be philosophically devastating.
I totally agree. My issue comes from the fact that Douglas rails against the constantly increasing price of internet access while collecting a paycheck from the biggest culprit of arbitrary internet price increases in the US. I’m surprised they didn’t ban this story, too.