EU vote for ‘neutral’ Net plan draws sharp criticism

By October 27, 2015 News

By Peter Sayer By rejecting amendments as it passed a bill on Net neutrality, the European Parliament has all but ensured that in the European Union, the Internet will be neutral in name only, critics say.While the effects of the “European Single Market for Electronic Communications” regulation on Net neutrality are disputed, it will also mean that, from June 15, 2017, cellular operators can no longer charge a premium on voice or data traffic outside a subscriber’s home country. Politicians have labelled the move “the end of roaming charges,” although operators will still be able to charge customers they think are abusing the system by permanently roaming, using a SIM card from a low-cost country while living in a higher-cost country.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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