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Deutsche Telekom CEO defends bandwidth throttling

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Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has defended the company's decision to impose data limits for fixed-line broadband customers, reports German business magazine 'Spiegel'. In a letter sent to Business Minister Philipp Roesler, seen by the magazine, Obermann insists that restrictions on heavy users were necessary to drive broadband network expansion forward. He said that terms such as net neutrality and securing competition were being misused to cement the claim for unlimited data allowances. He also insists that only 3 percent of fixed-line broadband customers would be affected, with these

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Deutsche Telekom
Countries: Germany
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