Dutch market regulator bans T-Mobile’s ‘free’ streaming music service

The AFM said the practice, often called “zero rating” is a violation of Dutch net neutrality rules, because it puts rival services such as Spotify at a competitive disadvantage. Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile Netherlands, which had introduced the product on Oct. 10, must stop offering it or face penalty of 50,000 euros ($52,000) per day, the AFM said. – Toby Sterling/Keith Weir, Reuters http://ift.tt/2hfHS4X