Court rules that Deutsche Telekom can't throttle internet speeds on flat-rate plans

Suddenly, we fancy moving to Germany. A Cologne court has ruled that Deutsche Telekom can't implement a plan to throttle speeds to 2Mbps on wired, flat-rate internet service once customers exceed monthly data caps. The policy would pose an "unreasonable disadvantage" to subscribers that rely on stable prices and connection speeds, according to the decision. Deutsche Telekom expects to appeal the ruling, but it may face an uphill battle -- when its current internet service runs at speeds up to 200Mbps, the proposed throttling would be severe. We just hope that American internet providers take the hint.