President Michel Aoun and caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab exceptionally approved a request to extend the decision that doubles the Internet’s speed for subscribers on the Ogero network, the Ministry of Telecommunications announced.
The decision, which was approved earlier this year alongside coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures, was extended temporarily, until March 31st, 2021.
It requires the doubling of the Internet’s speed for limited-speed subscriptions that have no consumption limits, and the doubling of the consumption capacity for subscriptions with limited capacities, within available technical possibilities, free of additional costs.
The Telecommunications Ministry said the extension comes in a move to make room for citizens to conduct their business from their homes amid the procedures and recommendations that require them to stay at home and limit roaming to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It also aims to assist students in continuing their remote education.
In addition to that decision, President Aoun and caretaker PM Diab exceptionally approved the temporary extension of the decision that reduces the additional international and local capacities required from internet and information transmission companies.
This is to provide more facility to subscribers during the general mobilization and its restrictions. Lebanon recently extended the general mobilization until the end of March 2020.