Dutch train passengers will not be able to use streaming services like YouTube and Spotify during their trip while using the free Wi-Fi network on-board the Dutch trains. The Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) has allowed to block off those services.
The Wi-Fi network is provided by T-Mobile. Anyone can use the Internet free of charge during the train ride. Streaming services like YouTube and Spotify consume a lot of data on the network. As a result, it is likely that some of the passengers may have a slow connection speed or getting disconnected from the Wi-Fi network, says the ACM.
T-Mobile went to the Authority for Consumers & Markets because train travelers reported problems with the network. The ACM then sought out if a partial blockage is permitted. “The Internet on the train has a limited capacity, when people want to watch movies, other travelers will be affected. By blocking these services, more travelers can make use of the internet, says ACM.