The overwhelming backing by MEPs for a single market for electronic communications means that, from 2016, roaming costs will be abolished across the EU, bringing huge savings to consumers and businesses.
The vote was supported by Richard Howitt – Labour MEP for the East of England. UKIP were the only British party not to back the end of roaming. Overall, 600 MEPs voted in favour, 13 against, with two abstentions.
Peter Skinner MEP, Labour’s European spokesperson on industry, said:
“We’ve finally set a date for an end to roaming. This is good news for British holidaymakers as well as those who travel for business.
“I challenge anyone to deny the benefits of staying in the EU single market when we can see such real benefits for the consumer.”