March 09, 2018
Ofcom probe into alleged network throttling by Vodafone and Three
Ofcom to examine alleged breaches of net neutrality over Three’s tethering rules and Vodafone’s Video Pass.
Three and Vodafone Ofcom are facing an investigation into whether they breached EU net neutrality rules.
Three is being accused of breaching the rules by restricting tethering - connecting a PC to the internet via a mobile connection - while Vodafone is being investigated for offering ‘Passes’ for certain traffic that doesn’t count towards data-usage caps.
The EU’s net neutrality regulations were only brought-in in 2016. They require that mobile providers treat all internet traffic on their networks equally and don’t give preferential treatment to certain sites or services.