MEP's voted on net neutrality and roaming fees

27 October 2015

On October 27, the European Parliament voted a text agreed in June to set net neutrality in EU law and to end roaming charges as from June 2017. It means that when travelling in the EU, mobile phone users will pay the same price as at home, with no extra charges.

These measures will be completed by a review of current EU telecoms rules in 2016. It is part of Commission's plan for a Digital Single Market which aims to create the right conditions for digital networks and services to flourish.

To be noted that for some organisations, the voted text is a major blow to net neutrality since MEP's have avoided making decisions on crucial points and have created loopholes.