The National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has fined cable, TV, internet and telephony provider RDS RCS for introducing a tax of RON 5 in June without individually informing its clients. RCS RDS will have to pay a fine of EUR 70,764 (RON 300,000).
The president of ANCOM, Catalin Marinescu, said the regulating authority received numerous complaints regarding the introduction of this tax and asked the company to solve the situation, but RCS RDS failed to do so.
The company reportedly modified the contracts without informing its clients that they can opt for ending their contract. “We set a deadline for RCS RDS by September 19 to modify the contract stipulations and by October 29 it should announce individually each user that they can choose to keep or end their contract,” said Marinescu.
In case the company does not comply, it will be fined EUR 1,179 (RON 5,000) per day for not modifying the contract and EUR 2,358 (RON 10,000) per day for not informing users individually.
(In picture Alexandru Oprea, president of RCS RDS)