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Mobile & Wireless

Verhagen wants to prohibit 'chat fees' in Telecom Law

Wednesday 25 May 2011 | 10:41 CET | News
Dutch ministry of economic affairs Maxime Verhagen wants to amend the Telecom Law to ensure free access to the internet. The government wants to give operators the freedom to base their rates on download speeds and data volume, as is already the case. That said, the government feels that charging an additional fee for certain services such as Skype or WhatsApp goes too far. Verhagen will come out with a net neutrality proposal within the next few weeks, with the thrust on prohibiting telecom operators from charging extra for or blocking specific internet services. Verhagen will respond to the

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Companies: KPN / Skype / Vodafone / WhatsApp
Countries: Netherlands
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