(From The Jakarta Post)
The recent increase in utility tariffs would deal a serious blow to the already-cash strapped Internet cafe business, said some operators, who expressed worries that protracted pressure on the business would result in its closure.
"Our profit margin is shrinking, and we are losing more than we are gaining, and quite often at that... This will lead to closure unless we have a back-up plan," said Octavianto Ardi of Warnet 3 Cahaya.net in Matraman, Central Jakarta.
Octavianto said his business was in the doldrums. During the last couple of months, it has continued to suffer a deficit of up to Rp 200,000 a month.