Net neutrality: All you wanted to know but were afraid to ask Telecom regulator Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) earlier this week issued its recommendations on net neutrality while calling the internet an 'open platform'.
TIMES VIEW All those who believe in a fair marketplace should welcome the reiteration that the principles of net neutrality will be upheld in India.
Conversely, other content providers should have the same free access to distribution.
NEW DELHI: In a decision that will ensure that netizens continue to have free and fair access to the internet, the government on Wednesday approved the principles of net neutrality in India.
“Any deviations and violations of the rules of net neutrality – which come into effect almost immediately – will be met with stiff penalties,” telecom secretary Aruna Sundarajan told TOI.Under net neutrality, online access is unrestricted and non-discriminatory.
”The government has also decided for the formation of a multi-stakeholder body for the monitoring and enforcement of net neutrality.
Also, some of the internet giants may buy their way through to a preferential environment at the cost of other companies and startups. »