Net Neutrality News
Facebook-Jio deal a positive; concerns around flouting of net neutrality, data safety norms unfounded: Industry forum
Facebook's decision to invest $5.7 billion (about Rs 43,574 crore) in Jio Platforms is a big positive for India's digital services sector, and any apprehension that net neutrality or data protection norms may be flouted or consumer interest harmed, is "erroneous and far-fetched", industry body BIF said on Monday
On top of that, home networks — such as the Wi-Fi routers that residents set up — can be finicky.
US Court says that the federal government cannot block states from passing their own net neutrality laws.
US House of Reps approved a bill on a 232 to 190 vote to reinstate landmark net neutrality protections.
White House said if the bill were approved, Donald Trump's advisers would recommend he veto it.
Republicans oppose the effort arguing it would grant the FCC too much authority over the internet
The FCC in 2017 reversed rules barring internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering paid fast lanes.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress manifesto promises on net neutrality, right to privacy, regulations on fake news are iterative at best
In essence, the promises by Congress party in its manifesto with relations to digital rights of citizen appear to be hollow. Regulating internet shutdowns looks like the only strong point among the eight enlisted
The “Save the Internet Act” bill said to protect consumers from higher prices, blocked websites.
The FCC repeal was a win for providers like AT&T but was opposed by internet giants Facebook, Google.
The Trump administration and the telecom industry had wanted to erase the 2016 ruling
Advocates hope California's new net neutrality law will encourage other states to create their own.
The California law prevents broadband providers from slowing down or blocking websites.
The bill is being viewed as even stronger and more consumer-friendly than the original measures
RS Sharma is well respected, but his recent Aadhaar dare has a lot of people worried.
Idea-Vodafone merger heralds new phase of tough competition in telecoms; bankers and content consumers may hold the key
In a sense, the Idea-Vodafone merger was a forced marriage of convenience because Jio hit the market when the UK-based giant was planning its own Indian IPO (initial public offering), and the merger was seen as a backdoor way for Vodafone to get listed
TRAI's net neutrality framework includes exceptions for remote surgery and autonomous driving.
Reliance AGM: From polyester fibre to Jio optic fibre, RIL under Mukesh Ambani takes a digital leap of faith
Overall, RIL is trying to be the Apple, Time Warner, Amazon and Verizon of India all at once in a one-stop-shop strategy; a digital Walmart, as it were
In December, FCC repealed open-internet rules set in 2015, which barred providers from blocking or slowing down access or charging more for certain content.
As part of the consultation paper, Trai will invite inputs and feedback from the stakeholders across the telecommunication and technology industry.