Plans for charging Internet toll by large telecom companies feared to have major impact on European consumers and businesses

The Netherlands is concerned about the plans of the large European telecom operators to charge toll on the Internet. This poses considerable risks to the Internet ecosystem and is likely to cause considerable harm to European consumers and businesses, and impeding European digitalisation. The large telecom companies omitted crucial information resulting in a misrepresentation of facts. Economists from Oxera have prepared a critical report regarding the fitness of the plans to promote network investments and its impact. It’s imperative that any policy affecting the Internet ecosystem is evidence-based and putting the consumer first.