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  • Net neutrality in India: A long-drawn battle won by our internet activists Jul 12, 2018 10:00 PM IST

    Net neutrality in India: A long-drawn battle won by our internet activists

    The telecom department’s landmark decision is a result of a years-long campaign for net neutrality by Indian internet users

  • Podcast | Pick of the day - Indian government approves net neutrality Jul 12, 2018 08:06 PM IST

    Podcast | Pick of the day - Indian government approves net neutrality

    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.

  • Podcast | Are we close to the 'death of the Internet as we know it'? Apr 27, 2018 11:16 AM IST

    Podcast | Are we close to the 'death of the Internet as we know it'?

    Listen in to Moneycontrol's Podcast on whether the Internet is dead?

  • 'End of the Internet as we know it' is near: US law striking down net neutrality to come into force Apr 26, 2018 11:04 AM IST

    'End of the Internet as we know it' is near: US law striking down net neutrality to come into force

    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.

  • Net neutrality, in-plane cell use in Telecom Commission’s 10-item meet for May 1 Apr 19, 2018 12:38 PM IST

    Net neutrality, in-plane cell use in Telecom Commission’s 10-item meet for May 1

    Telecom Commission, headed by the secretary of the department of telecommunications, is the apex decision-making body of the DoT

  • Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules Mar 06, 2018 01:35 PM IST

    Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules

    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.

  • Internet firms back congressional vote to reverse net neutrality repeal Feb 08, 2018 09:54 PM IST

    Internet firms back congressional vote to reverse net neutrality repeal

    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.

  • Support FCC's move on net neutrality: White House Dec 15, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Support FCC's move on net neutrality: White House

    "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.

  • US faces moment of truth on 'net neutrality' Dec 14, 2017 12:55 PM IST

    US faces moment of truth on 'net neutrality'

    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.

  • Internet should be open and free, not cannibalised: R S Sharma Nov 28, 2017 06:39 PM IST

    Internet should be open and free, not cannibalised: R S Sharma

    Trai Chairman R S Sharma on Tuesday called for Internet, an important platform for India, being kept open and free, and not cannibalised.

  • Indian-American lawmakers attack Ajit Pai on net neutrality Nov 28, 2017 08:21 AM IST

    Indian-American lawmakers attack Ajit Pai on net neutrality

    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.

  • Wall Street flat ahead of holiday; ISPs rise on net neutrality bets Nov 23, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Wall Street flat ahead of holiday; ISPs rise on net neutrality bets

    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.

  • Will the New Telecom Policy be the answer to the many ills plaguing telecom sector? Sep 22, 2017 05:52 PM IST

    Will the New Telecom Policy be the answer to the many ills plaguing telecom sector?

    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.

  • Trai shifts deadline for comments on net neutrality to March 15 Feb 14, 2017 10:00 PM IST

    Trai shifts deadline for comments on net neutrality to March 15

    Telecom regulator TRAI today extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.

  • Trai seeks public view on net neutrality Jan 04, 2017 06:14 PM IST

    Trai seeks public view on net neutrality

    Telecom regulator Trai today launched final consultation on controversial net-neutrality issue on which telecom operators and Internet-based companies are at loggerheads.

  • 'Facebook should be given a fair hearing for Free Basics' Sep 29, 2016 08:32 AM IST

    'Facebook should be given a fair hearing for Free Basics'

    'Free Basics' initiative, which had triggered a debate on net neutrality in the country, was shut down by Facebook here in February.

  • TRAI discussion paper on Net Neutrality by month end Aug 10, 2016 09:26 PM IST

    TRAI discussion paper on Net Neutrality by month end

    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.

  • 'Bring websites, apps, handset makers under net neutrality' Jul 05, 2016 09:08 PM IST

    'Bring websites, apps, handset makers under net neutrality'

    Telecom operators have demanded bringing all stakeholders such as websites, mobile applications and cellphone makers under the ambit of net neutrality regulation

  • Telcos question TRAI's rationale behind 'Free Data' paper Jul 01, 2016 09:32 PM IST

    Telcos question TRAI's rationale behind 'Free Data' paper

    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 ‘Net Neutrality‘ regulation in the country.

  • App offers free calls on landline numbers, operators object Jun 21, 2016 07:22 PM IST

    App offers free calls on landline numbers, operators object

    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

  • TRAI extends date for submitting views on net neutrality Jun 17, 2016 07:30 PM IST

    TRAI extends date for submitting views on net neutrality

    Telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for receiving comments from stakeholders on net neutrality to July 5

  • Telecom Minister rules out penal power to TRAI Jun 14, 2016 07:24 PM IST

    Telecom Minister rules out penal power to TRAI

    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

  • Net neutrality: TRAI is seeking your views on these points May 31, 2016 11:42 AM IST

    Net neutrality: TRAI is seeking your views on these points

    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.

  • TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on net neutrality May 30, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on net neutrality

    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.

  • Trai's recent performance needs examination: Chandrasekhar May 27, 2016 08:48 AM IST

    Trai's recent performance needs examination: Chandrasekhar

    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."

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