The Dutch regulator has fined Vodafone for violating national net neutrality law by zero-rating HBO mobile video streaming
January 2015
Vodafone exempted the data traffic consumption of the HBO GO video streaming service from the monthly mobile internet volume caps.

On the 27th January 2015 ACM, The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has fined Vodafone for violating the Dutch net neutrality law.

Link to ACM's press release Click here
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