Deutsche Telekom can not limit the speed of the Internet connection when customers exceed the limits fixed packet data, a German court ruled on Wednesday, 30/10.
The District Court of Cologne said plans would establish an 'unreasonable disadvantage for customers "since they hope to rely on the Internet at a fixed price in speed stable connection. Earlier this year, Deutsche Telekom had already made plans to limit the speed of data on fixed line broadband, after a public rejection.
The carrier said it would study the decision and that should appeal. Former holder of the monopoly of telecommunications in Germany, Deutsche Telekom is facing fierce competition from cable operators who have upgraded their lines originally designed for television broadcasting, thus offering Internet and voice calls.