Netherlands to allow access to Skype at no cost

Netherlands to become first European country favouring net neutrality

Netherlands is set to become the first in Europe to allow users to access Skype and other similar services on smartphones at no extra cost.

What is known as net neutrality around the world has become a law in Netherlands, where all internet traffic will be judged the same, whether it is in video, audio or text format.

On June 22, the Dutch parliament passed a law stopping mobile operators from blocking or charging extra for voice calling through the internet.

The law needs to pass through the senate before being approved, but reports say it's almost a certainty the law will come to pass.

Netherlands, while the first European country, will be the second in the world to make net neutrality a law, following Chile.

Do you think this law will affect other European countries and their outlook on net neutrality? Let T3 know via its Twitter and Facebook pages and stay tuned in for more tech news.

Via: BBC

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