‘Data roaming’ cost set to fall - MP sees reason to stay in EU

Angus MP Mike Weir has welcomed the announcement that the abolition of ‘data roaming charges’ across the EU is a step closer following a deal between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

It is now likely these charges will end in Europe from June 2017.

Mr Weir believes this benefit to holidaymakers and business travellers from Angus is an example of a positive that would be lost of the UK were to exit the European Union.

He said: “Accessing internet services is a normal everyday activity now and getting data roaming charges abolished will be a major step forward in connectivity.

“News that a deal has been reached on this issue is very positive indeed. The abolition of data roaming charges will help to open up internet access to EU citizens travelling between member states, ensuring people across the EU can stay connected.

“Being able to enjoy the same data conditions at home and in Europe will be an undoubted benefit of being part of the European Union and is one of many positives of why remaining in the EU is the right thing to do.”