After voting in favour of abolishing mobile roaming charges across the EU whilst also enshrining the important principle of net neutrality in Brussels today, Sinn Feín MEP Martina Anderson welcomed the successful passing of new rules for digital policy legislation.
Martina Anderson said:
“Cuts to roaming charges contained in previous EU legislation will be effective from July but with the passing of these landmark new rules, roaming charges will be abolished across the EU altogether from 2015.
“This development will be welcomed by tourists and business people alike as they will no longer have to worry about incurring extortionate additional charges while travelling anywhere in the EU.
“Another essential element which was supported in today’s vote was the principle of net neutrality. In spite of a strong lobbying effort from large telecom companies, the European Parliament today chose to protect consumers’ access to high quality internet and mobile services rather than Service Providers increased profits."