Euronews: Setting the record straight on Portugal's net neutrality

Meo's addon packages

The USA has recently discovered that we have awful net neutrality practices here in Portugal. Wikipedia's Net Neutrality page in English is even illustrated by the offers of the Portuguese ISP MEO.

However, the story being told in the US media is not exactly correct. Those packages are optional add-ons, not the whole Internet package. Portugal has the same net neutrality rules as the rest the EU, given that there is a EU Regulation for that. But those packages are still problematic, as the ISPs prefer to keep the regular data caps extremely low in order to better sell those add-ons, and such practice discriminates the price the consumers pay for the same quantity of traffic on different apps.

More on this in this Euronews piece I participated.

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