RTR to vet Krone, Kurier for net neutrality breach

Tuesday 6 September 2016 | 15:21 CET | News
Austrian telecoms regulator RTR will examine the new mobile tariffs launched by newspapers 'Kurier' and 'Krone' for a potential breach of new EU net neutrality guidelines, reports 'Der Standard'. This follows complaints from network activists, who argue that a zero-rating policy offering free access to their own news portals will put other providers at a disadvantage. RTR told the paper that it would examine the new products over the coming weeks to see if they breach net neutrality regulations.

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