Angus’ MP Mike Weir has welcomed the announcement that the abolition of data roaming charges across the EU is a step closer this week following a deal between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Holidaymakers and business travellers from Angus can expect to access normal priced data services across Europe in less than 18 months.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr Weir said: “Accessing internet services is a normal everyday activity for many, many people now and getting data roaming charges abolished across the EU will be a major step forward in connectivity for holidaymakers and business travellers alike.
“Thousands of resident in Angus travel to Europe every year for both business and leisure. Getting affordable internet access is a reasonable expectation, given it is now one of the most common way to communicate.
“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.”