FROM ISSUE #45 (01 JUNE 2001 - 07 JUNE 2001) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Nepal's Internet connectivity is supposed to be the best in South Asia. It is the cheapest Internet in the region, except for India. And Nepal was cited at the recent Least Developed Country conference in Brussels as the developing country with one of the best Internet access. All this is now threatened by a government plan to tax the information technology industry to death. Falling revenue and increased administrative spending have forced the government to get its tax men to target all potential sources of revenue, and the axe seems to be about to fall on Internet Service Providers (ISPs).