πŸ“ˆ Zimbabwe Faces Soaring Internet Costs: Impact on Economy and Livelihoods πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό 🌐

πŸ“ˆ Zimbabwe Faces Soaring Internet Costs: Impact on Economy and Livelihoods πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό 🌐

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As Zimbabwe grapples with an unprecedented surge in internet subscription prices, with tariffs soaring up to 100%, millions face increased economic hardships. Explore how recent telecom adjustments are affecting businesses and individuals, sparking a social media campaign, DataMustFallZW, advocating for affordable data prices.

In 2023, Zimbabwe witnessed a series of internet tariff hikes, approved by POTRAZ, leading to a 100% increase by major carriers like Econet Wireless. With annual consumer inflation reaching 21.6%, the country already had the world's highest data prices at $43.75 per gigabyte. This surge poses significant challenges, especially for a population where 61% earn less than $12.66 monthly. The social media campaign DataMustFallZW aims to address this issue, emphasizing the need for accessible and affordable internet services, crucial for basic needs, education, and livelihoods in a country with a 61.3% internet penetration rate.


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