Court nixes Deutsche Telekom's broadband capOctober 30, 2013 in Technology / Telecom
A court in Germany has struck down plans by the country's biggest telecom company to drastically reduce Internet speeds for fixed-line broadband customers who surf too much.
The move prompted a wave of consumer protest when it was announced earlier this year.
A regional court in the western city of Cologne ruled Wednesday that the plan wasn't legal because customers could expect "flat rate" services not to be limited.
Deutsche Telekom said it disagreed with the ruling and was considering whether to appeal.
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