Now the question of purchasing power is also taking hold of Internet subscriptions in France. After the announcement of Orange, which intends to increase the price of several packages in September, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has just asked for the maintenance of low-cost offers “so that everyone has access to the tariff and speed they need” .
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Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet therefore wants to keep an Internet package at a price of 20 euros per month. For her, it is a psychological barrier that would guarantee simple and affordable access for the majority of French households. “There is a social dimension that is important. What I want to avoid at all costs is that there are people who, for financial reasons, (…) unsubscribe ”.
Orange defends for its part, arguing that the famous increase affects only a small part of its subscribers: a few thousand out of the 8.6 million that the operator has. In addition, half of these increases will be one euro per package, while the other half will be 5 euros. Thus, as the only response to the Secretary of State’s request, Orange clarified that a low-speed offer is always available, at 10 euros per month for 25 hours of monthly connection, and that another unlimited low-speed offer is also available for 20 euros.