T-Mobile ‘not violating neutrality’
April 20, 2017
T-Mobile Netherlands’ zero-rated music offer isn’t violating net neutrality a court in Rotterdam has ruled. Regulator ACM challenged the offer, but the court found that while the zero rating did violate the Dutch Telecommunications Law, the ban on price discrimination in the Dutch law does not apply in this case, as the EU’s net neutrality regulation takes precedent.
The regulator had earlier threatened T-Mobile with fines of €50,000 per day as long as it continued with the service, reports Telecompaper.com.
The Dutch government had tried to impose a strict ban on zero-rating, but the EU regulation on net neutrality “without a doubt” does not include such a categorical ban, the judge said.