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StreamOn gets inevitable German net neutrality treatment

It was only a matter of time before Deutsche Telekom fell into the same trap as its US arm T-Mobile after launching a zero-rated video streaming service, as German regulators have clamped down and claimed that the six-month old StreamOn offering partially violates net neutrality regulations. German consumer group VZBV overreacted following the news and called for the immediate closure of StreamOn, but the Federal Network Agency concluded that the service must make a couple of changes. While T-Mobile US’ Binge On service has come under repeated fire from US rivals and regulators for breaching net neutrality laws in the realm of delivering lower quality video than the 480p minimum resolution promised, Deutsche Telekom has been accused of infringing roaming…

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