14 novembre 18:24  |  English Edition

Rome, November 14 – The Senate’s budget committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to the government’s fiscal decree that forces telecommunications and pay-TV providers to return to monthly billing. The move comes after many companies in these sectors started to charge clients every 28 days, a move seen as a way to raise prices by stealth. Companies that fail to comply will have to pay 50 euros to clients, plus one euro a day for each that passes after the deadline set by telecommunications authority AGCOM. The amendment also doubles the fines the companies can be hit with, taking them up to a maximum of five million euros.