The telecom department’s landmark decision is a result of a years-long campaign for net neutrality by Indian internet users
In a landmark decision that could have a far-reaching impact, the centre approved the basic principles of net neutrality in India, adding that deviations and violations of the rules of net neutrality will be met with stiff penalties.
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With Net Neutrality internet service providers (ISPs) will treat all data fairly and equally and they will not slow down data from specific websites in order to favour another website which will pay the ISPs for preferential treatment.
Telecom Commission, headed by the secretary of the department of telecommunications, is the apex decision-making body of the DoT
The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.
A trade group representing Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc and other internet firms have backed a congressional reversal of the Donald Trump administration's December repeal of net neutrality rules.
"The Trump administration supports the FCC's effort to roll back burdensome regulations. But as we have always done and will continue to do, we certainly support a free and fair Internet," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference.
The Federal Communications Commission was expected to narrowly pass the measure to scrap the 2015 neutrality rules, which require internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally without blocking or hampering of rivals.
Trai Chairman R S Sharma on Tuesday called for Internet, an important platform for India, being kept open and free, and not cannibalised.
Pai is facing backlash for his proposal which seeks to reverse Obama-era net neutrality, which meant that all websites are treated equally by Internet providers.
Verizon and AT&T rose 2.0 percent and 1.6 percent respectively on bets they will benefit from the U.S. government's plan to rescind net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama administration.
The Department of Telecom constituted 12 working groups to create a framework for the New Telecom Policy. These working groups will suggest various measures and initiatives for the long-term growth of telecom sector.
Telecom regulator TRAI today extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.
Telecom regulator Trai today launched final consultation on controversial net-neutrality issue on which telecom operators and Internet-based companies are at loggerheads.
'Free Basics' initiative, which had triggered a debate on net neutrality in the country, was shut down by Facebook here in February.
Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday said it will bring out a consultation paper on Net Neutrality, and separately also firm-up its views on the issue of Free Data by the end of the month.
Telecom operators have demanded bringing all stakeholders such as websites, mobile applications and cellphone makers under the ambit of net neutrality regulation
The Telecom Regulator Trai‘s latest consultation on Free Data has drawn flak from not only India‘s top Telecom Operators but also from supporters of the controversial â€˜Net Neutrality‘ regulation in the country.
A new mobile app, Nanu, has started offering free calling service, including on mobile numbers and landline connections -- a facility on which private telecom operators have raised objection before sector regulator TRAI and government
Telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for receiving comments from stakeholders on net neutrality to July 5
Rejecting demand for giving penal power to telecom regulator TRAI, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the authority has enough power to protect the interest of consumers
The telecom regulator has sought suggestions from telecom operators, Internet companies and consumers on six key questions on the neutrality, which has kicked up a storm in the past one year, by June 21. Here's a look at the questions.
Telecom regulator TRAI issued pre-consultation paper on net neutrality, a topic that had kicked up dust earlier this year over platforms like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero as well as attempts to charge certain Internet services, including calls.
In a letter to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chandrasekhar said, "... both on areas of consumer interest and investor confidence, TRAI's recent performance needs examination, and steps need to be taken to improve its capability and powers."