Sunday, 04 December 2016

EU parliament votes for net neutrality, against roaming fees

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 03 April 14

Commissioner Kroes upbeat after Connected Continent vote, but industry group claims decision is a step in the wrong direction.

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favour of ending roaming fees and protecting net neutrality, prompting cheers from consumer advocates and jeers from industry group ETNO. The changes form an important part of EU digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes' Connected Continent package, proposed in September. "This is what the EU is all about – getting rid of barriers to make life easier and less expensive," said Kroes, in a statement…

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favour of ending roaming fees and protecting net neutrality, prompting cheers from consumer advocates and jeers from industry group ETNO. The changes form an important part of EU digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes' Connected Continent package, proposed in September. "This is what the EU is all about – getting rid of barriers to make life easier and less expensive," said Kroes, in a statement…

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