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The new radio-television fee will be one franc per day from 2019

The new radio-television fee from 2019

The new radio-television fee will be one franc per day from 2019

From 1 January 2019 the radio-television fee will be collected from households and businesses. The new device-independent fee replaces the current licence fee, which will be terminated at the end of 2018. The radio-television fee is CHF 365 for each private household per year; a business with an annual turnover above CHF 500'000 will pay between CHF 365 and 35'590 per annum, depending on turnover.

Stories from the Internet

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

How can you avoid mishaps on the net? A comic strip published by the Federal Office of Communications illustrates the elementary precautions to be taken in the virtual world. "Stories from the Internet" are available on paper, in PDF format or online. They have been a great success, in particular as teaching material used in schools, in Switzerland naturally, but also in Belgium, Canada, Germany and Bosnia, where the comic strip has been translated into the three national languages of this country.

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is active in the media, telecommunications & postal services and information society sectors in Switzerland. The Office ensures that Switzerland has a robust and modern communications infrastructure. The Office prepares the decisions of the Swiss government (the Federal Council), the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). OFCOM is also developing international activities.

High-quality public service broadcasting impossible without radio and television reception fees

High-quality public service broadcasting impossible without radio and television reception fees

The Federal Council is recommending that Parliament rejects the Federal popular initiative "Yes to the abolition of the radio and television licence fees (abolition of Billag fees)". At its meeting on 19 October 2016, it passed the corresponding Federal Dispatch to Parliament.

Directional radio map

Directional radio map

A graphical representation of directional radio links in Switzerland is now available on the federal geoportal site geo.admin.ch Directional radio is used in telecommunications to transmit information (telephony, data, images) between two points.

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