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Russia: Authorities Anounce “Social Plan” for Internet Access

Igor Schegolev, Russian minister of Communications, announced [RUS] today that country's largest, state-controlled, access provider Svyazinvest [ENG] will launch a subsidized Internet access plan. Users of the new “Social” plan will be able to access few “socially important” websites for lower price (at reduced speed, though). Few days earlier, “Social Plug“, a parallel state project offering access to limited number of websites in every home, had been approved [RUS].

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