MPs call on minister to stop telcos charging extra fees

A majority of MPs want economic affairs minister Maxime Verhagen to amend telecoms legislation to stop internet service providers charging customers extra fees to use certain internet applications, such as the free Skype phone service.

Former state telecoms firm KPN has already said it plans to charge customers to access some services in an effort to bolster its income and others are expected to follow.
MPs are due to debate telecoms legislation next week.
Earlier stories
KPN under fire over internet privacy
KPN unveils new strategy
KPN to introduce charges for internet telephony

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