EU agrees to eliminate roaming charges but net neutrality rules disappoint

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The European Union reached an agreement today that will end roaming charges for people travelling within its 28 member countries as of June 2017. The new agreement, brought into effect after months of deliberation, also introduces the EU’s first net neutrality rules. As part of the agreement, companies across the EU are not allowed to block or throttle online content, applications, or services — rules that the Union says will ensure every European has access to the open internet, and that all traffic is treated fairly.

The EU’s parliament had originally pushed for the ban on roaming charges to come into effect in 2016, but the union’s member countries pushed for a later implementation. In the end the two sides compromised, with the June…

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