The military council has announced that it will double the current price of mobile internet data for telecommunications companies. For example, if you get 1G for one thousand kyats now, you will only get 500 MB per thousand at the new rate. This is the second time since the coup that internet prices have risen. Under the NLD government, up to 5G per thousand could be used, meaning that prices have risen tenfold. This time around, the call rates will also go up.
The military council wants to slow down the flow of information because it can never cut off the Internet. This restriction is thought to be aimed at cracking down on digital strikes such as C2D. But it will not succeed as intended and will only hurt the grassroots. For those who are struggling to make ends meet, access to the internet will be a long way off. The military council is slowly shaping the country into North Korea.